Electricity in Haiti is a fragile and politicized commodity. Jacmel used to have reliable electricity day and night but now we are limited to no more than 4 hours a day. It comes on at 2 a.m.! Most schools don’t have electricity at all and businesses must rely on generators during the day. Homes have little light at night. That impacts education: it’s hard for children to do their homework after sundown at 5:30 p.m. Southport, CT residents Virginia Arndt and Jane Dean have taken creative steps to help 162 of HEI’s scholarship and after school students with this problem. Assisted by Elen Kentnor and Butzi Moffitt, they sponsored Spread the Light!, a scarf swop to raise funds for solar powered lights offered by Unite to Light at $8 a piece. The first 100 lights will be delivered in late May! There are so many obstacles to getting an education in Haiti, and we are very grateful to Ginny, Jane and their friends for making life easier for our students.