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Our Aims

Misión, valores y principios

We are an NGO oriented to development stablished in 2003 as an initiative of a group of professionals in the energy sector who are aware of the need to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger in the world. Our objective is to supply energy, water and sanitation services to isolated rural communities in developing countries; we are convinced that these are the essential elements for the development and progress of the communities from all over the world.

 

We are committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

MISSION:

‘In line with the SDGs of the 2030 Agenda, our mission is to contribute and to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged people and communities by providing access to modern energy, clean water and sanitation services, in a safe and sustainable way to those who have none or have them in a precarious or unaffordable way.’

We work with our local partners to guarantee the fundamental rights of these populations. We strive to improve development opportunities without leaving no one behind.

 

VISION:

We are an NGO focused on SDGs 6 and 7 (Water and Energy respectively). We are reference in these fields in Spain.

A hands-on organization. With our sponsors and other social institutions, we are able to carry out joint actions in the areas of energy, water and sanitation through a majority structure of committed volunteers who offer experience, knowledge and time.

Why are we committed to SDG 7: ‘AFFORDABLE AND NON-POLLUTANT ENERGY’?

– 13% of the world’s population still does not have access to modern electricity services.

– 3 billion people rely on wood, coal, charcoal or animal waste for cooking and heating food.

– Energy is the major contributor to climate change, accounting for about 60% of all global greenhouse gas emissions.

– Indoor air pollution from the use of fuels for household energy caused 4.3 million deaths in 2012, 6 out of 10 of these were women and girls.

– In 2015, just over 17.5% of global energy consumption was from renewable energy.

 Why are we committed to SDG 6: ‘CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION’?

– 3 out of 10 people lack access to safe drinking water, and 6 out of 10 people lack access to safely managed sanitation facilities.

– At least 892 million people continue the unsafe practice of open defecation [defecation in public spaces].

–  In 80 % of households without access to piped water, women and girls are responsible for collecting water.

– Between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of the world’s population using a purified drinking water source rose from 76% to 90%.

– Water scarcity affects more than 40 % of the world’s population and this percentage is expected to increase. More than 1.7 billion people now live in river basins where water consumption exceeds replenishment.

– 2.4 billion people lack access to basic sanitation facilities such as toilets or latrines.

– More than 80% of wastewater resulting from human activities is discharged into rivers or the sea without treatment, causing pollution.

– Every day, about 1000 children die from diarrhoeal diseases linked to poor hygiene.

– Approximately 70% of all water extracted from rivers, lakes and aquifers is used for irrigation.

– Floods and other water-related disasters account for 70% of all deaths related to natural disasters.