How your support helps to maintain
and expand projects
Betulia Hydroelectric Project in Honduras
This small run-of-river hydroelectric power plant provides clean and affordable energy to the national grid, displacing the need for traditional fossil fueled power plants.
At a time when many countries are suffering from climate change – Honduras is currently recording temperatures above 50°C – money generated from the sale of carbon credits enables the introduction of zero emission energy systems, providing:
- Up to 23,000 MWh of clean and affordable energy to the local electricity grid each year
- 12 jobs of which 8 employees are hired locally
This project says it’s also used the proceeds from carbon credit sales to provide $40,000 in financial aid and contributions to local infrastructure and schools, and has worked with the community to plant 6,000 mahogany trees to help protect the local forests.
Qori Q’oncha – Improved Cookstoves diffusion
programme in Peru
As the first Programme ever to be certified to Gold Standard, Qori Q’oncha is a pioneer initiative that was developed based on a socio-anthropological study in the Andes. This study highlighted the importance of improved cookstoves for rural families, leading to strong and diverse positive impacts, such as better health and education, gender equality, access to clean water, and food security, as well as the necessity to ensure the sustainability of the project through carbon revenues.
Twelve years after the installation of its first cookstove, Qori Q’oncha keeps on supporting vulnerable communities’ thanks to your support.
- Benefitted over 400,000 people to date
- Nearly 2 million tonnes of CO2 emissions have been avoided
- 100% of the beneficiaries confirm that respiratory diseases, burns, backaches and coughing occur less often or not at all
- Each improved cookstove saves an average of 4.5kg of wood per day, reducing wood consumption by 40%
- 12 permanent jobs created