This video tells the story of a pilot project which has brought clean, affordable energy to over 34,000 poor households in Colombia. Natural gas is safer, less expensive, and less environmentally damaging than other cooking fuels, but the connection fees are often too high for low-income families.
For Yarlis Miranda, a young woman living in the village of Repelón in Colombia’s Caribbean coastal area, cooking for her husband and six children used to be a heavy burden.
Connecting Colombia’s Poor to Natural Gas Services: Lessons Learned from a Completed Output-Based Aid Project
The Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) has recently completed a project that made 35,000 new natural gas connections to poor households in Colombia’s Caribbean coastal region.