The municipality of Senahú is one of the places in Guatemala with the least access to electric power service.
Many families lack electrical appliances and use candles and open fires to light their homes.
Our diagnostic tool has helped us determine the most viable way to bring electricity to the 24 communities with which we work. We assist community leaders as they manage these projects with the corresponding institutions.
This is how the “Illuminating the progress of our communities” project emerged. It is the first rural electrification program carried out with public-private participation by Fundación Trece Aguas. The project was executed in collaboration with the National Institute of Electrification (INDE) and was funded in part by Grupo Secacao. Thanks to our successful project “Illuminating the progress of our communities”, more than 24 kilometers of distribution lines were installed, bringing electricity to more than 400 families in 10 communities.
Additionally, in an effort to complement the project and ensure its long-term sustainability, 30 community members were trained as electrical technicians. They are currently in charge of dealing with installation and electrical repairs in their communities.
New communities emerge every year, and we work with them to identify the best ways in which to provide them with electricity.