The Quisqueya/Kiskeya Program advances energy access on the island of Hispaniola.
Quisqueya, in Spanish, or Kiskeya, in Haitian Creole, is the indigenous name for the island of Hispaniola before it was colonized by the French and the Spanish.
The Quisqueya/Kiskeya Program advances energy access on the island where there exists the greatest number of people in the Americas without access to modern energy. There is a long history of conflicts between the two nations that inhabit the island; Haiti and the Dominican Republic. By supporting the collaboration of Dominicans and Haitians in the use solar PV technology to reduce energy poverty, create job opportunities, and improve education, EAF aims to help people rise above the bi-national conflicts by focusing on mutually beneficial action. The Quisqueya/Kiskeya Program draws upon the natural human talent and abundant solar resource available across the island.