This project will implement off-grid small-scale wind energy in order to provide the electricity necessary for each of the 33 homes that make up the small community of Alumbre in Peru.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The town of Alumbre is located in a region called Cajamarca which has the lowest electricity rate in the entire country, about 37%. Once these wind turbines are installed, they will provide roughly four hours of electricity every day, benefiting 132 individuals. This project will serve as a pilot for future scaling-up, since it will be the first demonstration of a community wind project in Peru. As of now, the families living in Alumbre are dependent on kerosene, candles, and batteries.
How will this project solve this problem?
Soluciones Practicas- ITDG, an international NGO, designed and developed a model for 100 watt wind turbine generators. The project team will install these generators for 33 homes in the Alumbre community.
Potential Long Term Impact
While this project will allow for this community to manage and eventually take ownership over their source of power, the long-term impact of this project will be the replication of this type of program based on its success within these communities.
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,463
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,463 . The original project funding goal was $10,000.