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Seeing a Vision Come to Life

The 7 Continents in 7 Years trip to Nicaragua made me realize how lucky I am and also how out of shape I am. It was a great opportunity to give back to others less fortunate than us. Our work installing solar systems and providing families with clean, reliable electricity will have a profound impact on the community of Platanal. One of my biggest joys throughout this experience was getting to know the worker bees and leaders in Viridian. The people that saw the vision from the beginning and continue to run with it. It is so rewarding to be spend time on this trip with people that share a similar goal: The ones willing to go out and get it done instead of just talking about it or watching others do it.

My name is Kevin Keith 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.