San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico - February 2017
In late 2016, Paul Keene, co-founder of Together Solar, was traveling in Mexico with his family when he and his wife Paty quickly realized there was a great need in Chiapas that Together Solar could help fill.
"Chiapas is one of the most beautiful states in Mexico but it is also one of the poorest." said Paul. Many indiginous people who live in region exist in some form of poverty. When electricity is scarce, families often rely on open flames for cooking at home. This common practice can be dangerous and can lead to accidents that leave adults and children with severe injury and burns. Without infrastructure in place, there are limited options in the form of hospitals, where many people cannot communicate with staff and doctors.