PROVISION OF 3G SOLAR HOME SYSTEMS FOR ELECTRICITY AND SEVERAL ECOTECHNOLOGIES FOR WATER, SANITATION & COOKING
We have brought, through EncASa Oaxaca 2018, access to the electricity basic service to 1,000 households, with third generation solar home systems, and carried out a pilot project to bring access to drinking water, appropriate sanitation and improved cook stoves to 124 households and 8 community centres. Families choose these systems within those offered in a catalogue of technologies, according to their needs, habits and other factors, such as existing infrastructure or the climate in their communities. The catalogue includes several systems of water catchment, water purification and sanitation, as well as some cook stoves with chimney.
These systems allow reducing risks to the beneficiaries' health. They also improve the water supply sources, save water and allow the reuse of grey water. This, within The Oaxaca environment of recurring drought, makes the project a tool of increasing the resilience and adaptation to climate change.
The project has been driven by the public-private partnership for development formed together with the Government of the State of Oaxaca through SINFRA –its Infrastructure and Sustainable Territory Development Secretariat–, AECID –the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation– and its Mexican counterpart AMEXCID. We all gather the institutional, managerial, technical and economic resources that are necessary to execute this action and generate a great impact.
1,0003G solar home systems
56improved cook stoves
Water & sanitation
160drinking water systems
65appropriate sanitation systems
Homes with energy, water or sanitation
centres with water or sanitation
KEY ASPECTS OF ENCASA OAXACA
- The EncASa Oaxaca 2018 project is carried out within a partnership with the Government of Oaxaca through SINFRA, and the Spanish and Mexican Cooperation Agencies (AECID and AMEXCID).
- Its goal is to:
♦ bring electricity to 1,000 households with third generation solar home systems and,
♦ execute a pilot to provide quality drinking water, appropriate sanitation and improved cookstoves, to more than 50 families.
- Their high population dispersion and bad communications infrastructures makes complicated the traditional supply to those communities.
- That lack of access to basic services ends in different problems that make difficult the population development, such as those related to health or education.
- Despite of the actions of access to services carried out in the last years, such as the electrification of Luz en Casa, in Oaxaca there is still a high lack of services that is prevalent in small rural communities.