A nurse’s wait for electricity

Isabel Ramirez Justiniano tends to her patients in northern Bolivia in near darkness. She does her best to help her neighbors with their ailments until they can reach a remote hospital that can treat them with modern medicine. Thanks to electric cooperatives in Oklahoma and Missouri and the Energy Bar Association, Isabel will soon have the electricity she needs to provide light and refrigeration for vaccines. I worked with writer Zuraidah Hoffman of NRECA International and Noah Friedman-Rudovsky, who is a freelance photojournalist and videographer based in Bolivia where he has spent the past eight years covering the nation’s transformation.

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