2 October 2015 (Oaxaca, Mexico) - A new supply phase has been recently finished and, now, more than 3,600 households have electricity through Third Generation Solar Home Systems (3GSHS) in rural communities of Oaxaca (Mexico).
The Public-Private Partnership for Development, which is composed of ARE member ACCIONA Microenergia Mexico, the Government of the State of Oaxaca and the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development to perform the “Luz en Casa Oaxaca” programme, has achieve an important milestone in the summer of 2015, with the supply of 2,272 3GSHS to an equal number of low-income families from 175 Oaxaca villages.
During three months, the ACCIONA Microenergia Mexico’s staff has gone round those villages to distribute the 3GSHS to the beneficiary families, which have been trained to install, use and maintain the systems. These families live in rural areas with a significant number of indigenous communities; Oaxaca is the Mexican State with the widest ethnic diversity (16 ethnic groups) and Luz en Casa Oaxaca reaches at least a half, mainly Zapotec and Mixe.
The basic electrification provided by the “Luz en Casa Oaxaca” programme brings significant changes in the quality of life of those people, because the access to electricity improves the living conditions of their houses, with important impacts on their education, environment, health and economy.