Haiti is facing two energy challenges: a broken electricity sector and dependency on charcoal. The electricity sector in Haiti is among the most challenged in the region. Only about one-quarter of the population had access to electricity prior to the 2010 earthquake, and that remains the case today.-(https://www.usaid.gov/haiti/energy)
Bottom line, they don’t have electricity. Approximately 97% of the people we come in contact with do not have power. Power is more prevalent in the cities, less so in the countryside.
In the States, we do dishes, read books, wash clothes, watch TV, troll people on Twitter, have a meal, at night and all with the aid of electricity.