Light at Home: Access to sustainable energy in Peru

Peru’s Department of Cajamarca, with a population of approximately 1.5 million people, is located in the northernmost region of the country’s Andes Mountains. Cajamarca is one of the poorest areas of the country with an extreme poverty rate as high as 21.3% and an overall poverty rate of 52.5%, more than double the national average which is estimated at 25.8%. Insufficient, or non-existent, access to basic services such as water and sanitation, basic healthcare and energy is common for most low-income families in the region.

lunes, 24 de febrero de 2014/Author: Ignacio Fernandez Admetlla/Number of views (8728)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Basic Services: New models for the private sector

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Innovative multi-stakeholder partnerships and business models for improving access to basic services are emerging globally. Poor and vulnerable households need electricity, water, sanitation, health and education in order to be healthy and productive. In recent decades, there have been significant improvements in Latin America and the Caribbean, but the “last mile”— communities that are extremely isolated by distance, poverty, or other factors—still lacks sustainable, affordable and quality services. More than ever, creative and locally-adapted solutions for addressing poverty based on alliances between actors can help close the access gap.
jueves, 5 de diciembre de 2013/Author: Celia Bedoya del Olmo/Number of views (9474)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating