Colombia: Access to Natural Gas

Grant Funding|Activity Status: Closed
  • Sector
  • Country
  • Amount
    $5.1 million
  • Approval Date
    February 01, 2006
    Closing Date
    July 31, 2008
  • Donors



Since the 1990s, Colombia has made significant strides to allow access to natural gas connections for poor households. Natural gas is the least polluting among the traditional fuels used for cooking and heating, is far cheaper, and much safer. GPOBA’s Access to Natural Gas project encouraged poor communities in the costal areas of Columbia to use natural gas by providing a partial subsidy to reduce the burden of paying for the new gas connection.