Community-run power plant
The power plant produces environmentally-friendly electric power from a renewable source, and is managed by the communities themselves, providing 300 families with access to affordable water and lighting. Their payments are pooled to cover maintenance costs and employ four local electricians to manage the equipment.
Building a small community-owned hydropower plant proves how indigenous communities and marginalised groups can utilise the natural resources found in their territories. Through this initiative, communities have guaranteed access to a sustainable source of electric power and all the benefits that brings.