Increasing Impact With Every Continent
This was my fifth continent to visit via the “7 Continents in 7 Years” program and all I can say is they get better and more impactful each year. As we were traveling to Nicaragua and learning about our project I really started thinking about our past projects and how I cannot believe how blessed I have been to be involved in this program. The collective impact we have had, the lives we have changed and the ripple effect has been truly amazing.
This year’s project was by far the most impactful yet. The community of Platanal was so remote that there is no way that electricity as we know it would ever service this area. We were able to bring solar systems with battery backup to 40 families. The impact this will have is incredible; not only does it give them light at night, it will enable them have computers, cellphones, power drills and so much more.
I am so proud to be part of this amazing company and cannot wait to see where we venture next.
My name is Jim Kenny and I am Generation V.
In March 2015, Viridian traveled to the breathtakingly beautiful and still mostly undeveloped “Land of Lakes and Volcanoes.” To complete our most ambitious project to date, we hiked to the small agricultural community of Portrero Platanal, an off-the-grid village that’s inaccessible by car. With the help of the nonprofit organization GRID Alternatives, we were able to install clean, reliable solar systems on the homes of 40 families, bringing the opportunity for a better life to an entire community.
Donna & Kevin French
Lisa Pierre Louis
Jenna & Matt Stockwell