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Ark. Electric Bringing Electricity to Guatemala

The workers went to four remote villages in Guatemala to help start the process, which is expected to take up to two years.
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Arkansas Electric Cooperative workers are back from a trip to a completely different part of the world.

The workers spent hours flying back home to Central Arkansas after working to bring electricity to people in Guatemala as s part of a push to help people around the world get access to electricity.

The workers went to four remote villages in Guatemala to help start the process, which is expected to take up to two years. It's something they are excited to do.

"I actually got to witness the lights come on for the first time for people that's been waiting -- the one family, that's for sure, we call him 'Snuffie,' they been waiting 7 years."

Nearly 1.5 billion people around the world still do not have access to electricity.

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