Puerto Maldonado: Electricity for 20 isolated villages

Peru

  • Population: 31376670 people
    79% urban - 21% rural
  • Life expectancy: 75 years
  • Adult literacy rate, population 15+ years: 94%
  • Population with access to electricity:
    98% urban - 73% rural
  • Population with access to Improved water source:
    91% urban - 69% rural
PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The need

Electriciens sans frontières intervenes at the request of the association Apronia-Peru. Health centres and schools in isolated villages in the Amazon rainforest, accessible only by dugout by the river, do not have access to electricity. The aim is to enable this set of villages to have sustainable access to better basic basic services.

The rersponse

In order to ensure the full schooling of as many children as possible, this electrification programme includes the electrification of schools, teachers’ quarters and health centres in 20 villages thanks to photovoltaic power. Training for technicians and then health workers and teachers contributes to the sustainability of the facilities.

The aim

Approximately 35,000 people now have access to electricity. This figure could increase as the system has been designed with the Peruvian government authorities now able to extend it to 80 other isolated villages in the region but also to maintain existing facilities.

Good practices

During the projects, the project team worked with technicians from the national Ministries of Health and Education, local artisans on the spot as well as young people from the orphanages of Puerto Maldonado in search of innovative and uncommon trades in these Isolated places.

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