EarthSpark International’s work in Les Anglais was significantly disrupted by Hurricane Matthew’s impact. Approximately 90 people were killed in the storm, and many more lost their homes. The grid itself fared comparatively well, but since most of the customers connected to it lost their homes, the distribution system will need to be completely reconstructed once new homes are built.
EarthSpark is hard at work preparing to power these homes and local businesses again once the community rebuilds. You can read more about their experiences during and after Hurricane Matthew at their blog.