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The aim of this case study is to assess and analyze the level of
access to energy of a sample of clients of the inclusive financial institution Fondesurco.
The purpose of the analysis is to obtain insights and relevant information
concerning energy needs, energy usages, energy expenses.
Moreover, this study aims at evaluating several attributes describing energy access
(access to electricity and access to modern cooking solutions).
The data collection has been performed using the App HEDERA collect.
The sample - and the evaluation of the energy access attributes -
allows also to evaluate a baseline with respect to
SDG 7: Affordable, reliable, and safe energy for all.
The baseline evaluation is based on standard metrics,
implementing the Multi-Tier Framework (MTF)
developed by the ESMAP sector of The World Bank. The case study is also a pioneer application of the Progress out of Energy Poverty Index (PEPI) (N. Realpe, PhD Thesis 2017), which is also based on the MTF.
Fondesurco is a Peruvian savings and credit cooperative established in the
city of Arequipa. With more than 26 offices in the South of the country,
located in the departments of Arequipa, Moquegua, Puno, Ayconcho and Huancavelica,
Fondesurco has the vision of consolidating his presence in rural areas where access to
finance is limited. As a pioneer institution in the country offering green credits,
within the framework of its Renewable Energy Solutions Program (SER),
its objective is to offer better access to clean energies and increase energy
efficiency for the rural population with low resources.
The aim of this case study is to assess and analyze the level of access to energy of a sample of clients of Microbanco Confiança, and to test the applicability of the HEDERA Impact Toolkit in the target rural region (including the HEDERA collect mobile App and the software for data analysis and evaluation). The data collection has been performed by two loan officers, in the offices of Boane and Magude.
Microbanco Confiança is a microfinance institution, established in 2017, providing small loans for smallholder farmers and entrepreneurs in the rural areas of Maputo Province (Southern Mozambique).
HEDERA collaborates with Hillary Kipcoech Korir, a master student at the Panafrican University for Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES) of Tlemcen (Algeria), providing software support for data collection in rural region. Mr. Korir instructed five research assistant providing installation and support in using the HEDERA collect App.
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Access to energy is multidimensional. In order to quantify and address energy demand and energy needs of the rural population, it is highly necessary to implement tools that are not limited to a purely binary assessment (household connected/not connected to the grid). Assessing energy needs shall take into account a wider range of attributes, measuring energy access in terms of affordability, reliability, quality, and safety of energy, as well as include the possibility of using modern and alternative sources (e.g., solar home systems, mini-grids). The purpose of this pilot study was to
- Analyze the access to energy of a sample of clients of the Mexican microfinance institution Te Creemos
- Collect a large amount of household data within few weeks
- Perform energy access assessment according to the
Multi-Tier Framework (MTF)
developed by the ESMAP sector of The World Bank.