CABEI technical cooperation will provide more than 161,000 Salvadorans with access to potable water and eco-friendly technologies
US$1 million grant will help improve nationwide health and educational conditions.
Tegucigalpa, July 22nd, 2021 – The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) has approved today a US$1 million non-reimbursable technical cooperation grant to the Republic of El Salvador to strengthen development initiatives in the health and education sectors.
The donated resources will allow the implementation of the project "Supply of Biogas Producing Biodigesters and Water Purification Plants", with which a total of 380 biodigesters will be installed in 190 public schools nationwide, benefiting 152,000 students and 6,650 adults. A biodigester is an energy generator that generates energy by processing waste, thus replacing the use of firewood and the effects of smoke, especially on children.
In addition, two mobile water desalination and purification systems will be acquired and installed in the communities of El Majahual and San Diego, benefiting approximately 500 homes that lack drinking water service, which represents approximately 3,090 people.
Regarding this project, CABEI Executive President Dr. Dante Mossi stated, "We are pleased to approve this donation, which seeks to optimize the quality of life and well-being of more than 161,000 Salvadorans through access to potable water and the adoption of new technologies for the generation of clean energy to meet the needs of educational centers and thousands of homes. With this type of initiative, we contribute to social ownership, socioeconomic development, and responsible environmental management in the country.
This technical cooperation is in line with CABEI's 2020-2024 Institutional Strategy in the Human Development and Social Inclusion Axis, which generates social capacities to achieve the objective of improving the well-being and quality of life in the Central American region.