Light in the House Programme (Oaxaca State)

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Last updated: 30 November 2015

The "Luz en Casa Oaxaca" program aims to facilitate access to electricity by small solar lighting systems to households in towns with less than 100 inhabitants in the State of Oaxaca, where the Federal Electricity Commission has no plans for electrification. The incentive aims to reach 9,000 households, or around 25,000 beneficiaries.

Users received funding under an agreement between ACCIONA Microenergía México and Kiva, a leading US crowdlending organisation. Through its community of "investors" (individuals who lend money to others out of solidarity), funds were raised to cover the user's loan applications (US$120-125 per user), which will be repaid in 12 monthly instalments. This enabled low-income families to purchase photovoltaic systems.

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