On September 8th, 2022, the fourth edition of the "Peru for the SDGs" Award was held. The objective of this Awards is to identify, recognize and bring visibility to sustainable development initiatives that contribute to the 169 goals of the 2030 Agenda in Peru
acciona.org Peru was nominated in the Prosperity category for its direct contribution to SDG7 with Luz en Casa. With this programme we bring access to electricity to households without expectation of receiving this service through conventional ways (grid connnection). A jury of experts chose Luz en Casa as the winner in the Prosperity category and NGO subcategory from among 34 finalist initiatives.
Jessica Olivares, manager of acciona.org Peru, received the prize from Carolina Trivelli, Peru Minister of Development and Social Inclusion a few years ago and a member of the jury of experts. The presenter of the ceremony, Bruno Asenzo, said that the jury ''highlights the impact of this initiative on the quality of life and productivity of rural and isolated communities in Cajamarca, Loreto and Cusco through access to basic electricity service through the implementation of rural electrification projects using renewable energy. This initiative stands out because its main beneficiaries are people living in poverty and extreme poverty”.
This recognition allows acciona.org to have access to different technical and institutional opportunities to facilitate future implementations of its activities in Peru.
The award identifies us a change agent and values our efforts in Peru, a country where we have been developing our activity of access to basic services since 13 years ago. With Luz en Casa programme, we have improved the quality of life of almost 4,000 families in Cajamarca, more than 2,200 households in Loreto, where it is growing up, as well as in Cusco. We also develope initiatives to improve infrastructure and management of water and sanitation services in rural communities.
More information on Luz en Casa (Peru): https://acciona.org/peru/activity/