To try to ease this situation for residents near our natural-gas-fired power plant in Puerto Sandino, we recently partnered with non-profit NicaPhoto, Inc., for our second-annual gift basket donation. But this time, we didn’t actually use baskets. Instead, we used plastic bins, which can be repurposed to store water – particularly valuable in the community of Puerto Sandino, which struggles with access to water.
We distributed nearly 150 bins to the NicaPhoto office in Nagarote on February 2, 2023, and almost 300 bins to children and families at the Old Puerto Sandino Train Station on February 3, 2023.
“It is extremely gratifying to be part of an activity that is bringing joy and wellbeing to others,” says Miriam Cuevas, Assistant Project Manager at our local plant, who was part of an NFE crew that helped with the distribution in Puerto Sandino.
Each bin contained an abundance of food items such as beans and eggs, as well as other necessities including toilet paper, toothpaste, bleach, and sponges.