EncASa Oaxaca project's electricity, water, sanitation & cooking systems

OAXACA, MEXICO

ENCASA OAXACA

PROGRAMME TO BRING BASIC-SERVICES INTEGRAL ACCESS TO HOUSEHOLDS IN REMOTE, SMALL VILLAGES

“WE TAKE A STEP FORWARD BY OFFERING INTEGRAL ACCESS TO RELIABLE ENERGY, WATER & SANITATION BASIC SERVICES”

The access to reliable energy, water & sanitation is essential for human development. Its lack complicates carrying out activities at home, as well as at community centres. These difficulties are increased with eye, lung and diarrhoeal diseases provoked by not having those basic services. In rural areas, it also implies spending time in going to get alternative energy elements or collecting water, which are tasks usually done by women and girls.

The EncASa Oaxaca programme was started to help in alleviating that situation in the most poorest, isolated rural areas in Oaxaca. Its goal is to improve the conditions in the Oaxaca most remote households, through their access to basic services that impact positively on their quality of life.

Impact summary (2021E):

  • Electricity:
  • 2,190,000 h/year
    available lighting
  • 2,2M pesos/year
    savings in energy expenditure
  • 601,033 h/year
    for additional activities at home
  • 64,496 h/year
    for doing additional homework
  • 104 t/year CO2
    emissions avoided
  • 1.77 t/year battery
    non-controlled disposal avoided
  • Agua y saneamiento:
  • Save and reuse
    of water
  • Adaptation&resilience
    to climate change
  • Cocinas:
  • Indoor smoke
    removed
1,104

households serviced

8

community centres serviced

4,230

beneficiaries

RECOGNITIONS TO ENCASA OAXACA

KEY ASPECTS OF ENCASA OAXACA

  • The EncASa programme (Spanish acronym for Energy with Water & Sanitation) implies the extension of the basic services offered by acciona.org: we add access to drinking water and appropriate sanitation to the access to energy we provide since our creation.
  • Its implementation begins in Oaxaca because:
     We are present in this state since some years ago.
     Oaxaca's authorities are involved in this initiative. 
     There is a large lack of access to services, mainly in small rural communities, despite having developed programmes as Luz en Casa Oaxaca
  • Their high population dispersion and bad communications infrastructures make complicated the traditional supply (through distribution networks) to the Oaxaca rural communities.
  • The lack of basic services results in different problems making difficult the progress of people, such as those related to health and education.
  • EncASa Oaxaca offers several solutions to reduce the effects of that deficiency.

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