At Radio-TV 4VEH, we rely on generators to produce and broadcast programs that reach, teach and serve the people of Haiti every day. Last week, we had a serious generator problem that meant 4VEH was off the air. Please help us raise $50,000 to repair and replace generators.
In the middle of May, while parts were being repaired in the USA for one generator, the other generator broke down. They are at least 15 years old, well beyond their expected lifespan. This means no power in the building, no computers, no programs can be produced, and there’s no broadcasting.
Generators provide our only reliable source of electricity. While the public power grid or solar power are options for some, these are unreliable options for 4VEH. We rely on diesel-fueled generators to supply steady electricity to the broadcasting center for program production and broadcasting; to auditorium facilities rented for weddings, conferences; to our mission neighbors at One Mission Society’s Cowman International School (and for internet to the OMS mission compound and office); and at the tower site, to send the AM signal across northern Haiti. Without generators, 4VEH is off the air.
Listeners inside and outside Haiti tell us how much they miss the broadcasts when 4VEH is off the air – and they are stepping up to donate funds to repair and replace generators. One listener has pledged $2,000 and has challenged other Haitians to give, too.
We’ve already taken temporary measures to get back on the air. We’re praying for $50,000 USD for repairs on existing generators and to replace one generator.
OMS Canada has pledged to provide funds to purchase a new generator. To date, we have raised 78% of the $52,000 CAD required to make the purchase. We need your help to raise the remaining $11,000 CAD to reach the goal.