"I dreamed of having light and it has come true"

Oaxaca (Mexico).- Federico talks to us about his enthusiasm for the studies and his thanks to the "Luz en Casa Oaxaca" programme.

Federico is a Zapotec boy who lives in Tierra Negra, a small village of Oaxaca. He goes to a rural school where he is in the sixth grade of the primary education. He talks proudly about his humble and Zapotec origins and his admiration for his parents, because they make great efforts for him to attend the school and reach his dreams.

He says that his dad heard about the "Luz en Casa Oaxaca" programme from a field operator and decided to register for the programme, in order to have a Third Generation Solar Home System (3GSHS), as well as to be a member of the Photovoltaic Electrification Committee of their community.

Federico tells us how happy he is now with electricity at home. Before, he could not do one of his favorite activities: reading. Today he can learn more from his books and so reaching his dream of being a lawyer. He thanks the "Luz en Casa Oaxaca" programme for visiting his village and bringing them the light.


THE "LUZ EN CASA OAXACA" PROGRAMME

The "Luz en Casa Oaxaca" programme is developed under a Public-Private Partnership of ACCIONA Microenergia Mexico, the Government of the State of Oaxaca and the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development. It brings sustainable basic electricity to underserved communities by means of third generation solar home systems (3GSHS). These communities are in remote locations where there are no plans of electrification through power lines.

A basic access to electricity improves the quality of life of these people, with an important impact on their health, education, environment and incomes.


ACCIONA MICROENERGIA MEXICO

ACCIONA Microenergia Mexico is a non-profit association, that was created by the ACCIONA Microenergia foundation to facilitate access to electricity to isolated rural communities, which are not included in the national grid extension of Mexico. ACCIONA Microenergia Mexico deploys the "Luz en Casa Oaxaca" programme.