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AIDG Outreach: Success Stories

AIDG starts small businesses in developing counties to get under-served communities affordable renewable energy, sanitation and clean water. We currently work in Guatemala and Haiti. Here are some of our success stories with our first incubated business, XelaTeco. By supporting AIDG, you can make a differece in the lives of many families. 

Saving a Guatemalan Community Thousands in Energy Costs

La Fe y Chantel   XelaTeco finished its 2nd micro-hydroelectric installation in Guatemala. The 75KW system which serves 110 families (over 500 people) in La Fe and Chantel needed to be completely reconditioned due to damage sustained in Hurricane Stan. XelaTeco got the system back online in time for the summer coffee harvest, saving the communities at least $4000 in electricity and diesel bill for this season. Continue.

Solar Hot Water Heater Promotes Health in Childcare Center

La Guarderia  

XelaTeco, with support from AIDG's interns, installed a solar water heater for La Guarderia, a childcare center in Llanos del Pinal, Guatemala. Jóvenes Juntos requested the hot water system to promote healthy hygiene amongst the center's children, particularly in the cold winter months. Having hot water available is expected to cut the number of skin infections, such as scabies and other rashes. Find out more.

Clean Renewable Electricity in Guatemalan Highlands

Comunidad Nueva Alianza  

With funding from AIDG and the UNDP,  XelaTeco completed a micro-hydroelectric project that is providing 40 families (roughly 200 people) with renewable electricity in their homes for the first time. Before the existence of XelaTeco, an isolated village like the Comunidad Nueva Alianza (CNA) had few options for getting electricity, let alone renewable energy.  

Dry Composting Toilets to serve 300 in Petite Anse, Haiti

AIDG/SOIL/AFAPA latrine in Petite Anse  

Together with our community partners SOIL/SOL and AFAPA, AIDG constructed a community dry composting latrine in the Petite Anse neighborhood of Cap Haitien, Haiti.  The public toilets, the first of many planned, will serve 300 people in the area. In an area prone to flooding, this type of latrine can significantly reduce the contamination of ground water.

Featured: Projects in Progress

Improved Stoves for three Guatemalan communities
Waste to Energy and Sanitation in Cap Haitien, Haiti
Delivering water to Palmera Xolhuitz
Small-Scale Biogas for La Florida

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