On June 15, 2021 a very momentous occasion was celebrated as the first vehicle to ever drive to Machakilha in the Toledo District, delivered batteries and solar panels to the community.
The Ministry of Rural Transformation has been collaborating with Plenty International Belize Limited to bring solar electricity to one of Toledo's furthest community.
In February, both Hon. Oscar Requena and Hon. Ramiro Ramirez visited Machakilha along with the Executive Director for Plenty International Belize, Mr. Mark Miller to introduce this initiative. The batteries and solar panels will be installed by 3 women solar engineers. The Ministry, has since committed to providing the road access in order to deliver the batteries and solar panels to the community.
Today, we are happy to announce that those promises have been fulfilled to the people in Machakilha.