Agua para Todos is a partnership between local communities, the municipal water provider, a commercial enterprise that designs and constructs water distribution systems, and two micro credit providers in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Source: The goal of the partnership is to provide households in the southern part of the town which are not yet connected to main water pipelines with access to potable water at an affordable price. The partnership's unique approach to water supply finds a promising middle ground in the controversy over public goods provision.
More than one billion people worldwide, most of them living in rural isolated communities, don’t have any access to electricity and modern energy services. Min-E Access will provide a minimum of electricity access to households in these rural isolated areas through renewable energy technologies, covering at least three basic services: (1) lighting, (2) radio reception, and (3) cell phone charging. Most of the financial support required for this partnership will be directed towards two major modules that will ensure the sustainability of this initiative: (1) capacity building and (2) entrepre...[more]