Life Saving Electrification for Hurricane Ravaged Puerto Rico
In 2018, the foundation awarded a $100,000 grant to The Puerto Rico Primary Care Association, Inc. (PRPCA), a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, organized in 1984, that supports the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program.
PRPCA used the foundation grant to install integrated hybrid solar power systems that powered the refrigeration units at the primary care clinic delivery sites in its portfolio located throughout Puerto Rico. This project provided critical refrigeration capabilities for perishable medication such as insulin, vaccines, and certain liquid antibiotics and cancer medications.
Hurricane Maria caused unprecedented damage to Puerto Rico’s already fragile power grid, and with additional hurricanes always a threat, the CFEBA was excited by the huge impact this grant had on the resilience and disaster preparedness plan for the island and thousands of Puerto Rico’s most vulnerable citizens.
Thanks to the support of EBA members, we are able to once again provide funding to improve lives worldwide with affordable and environmentally sustainable energy.