Friday, 23 July 2021 15:28

CABEI approves US$1 million in non-reimbursable cooperation to El Salvador to strengthen Health and Education initiatives

Written by Alondra Gutiérrez

The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) has approved today a US$1 million Non-Reimbursable Technical Cooperation to the Republic of El Salvador with the objective of reinforcing development initiatives oriented to the health and education sectors.

The funds will be used to implement the project "Supply of Biogas Producing Biodigesters and Water Purification Plants," which will install a total of 380 biodigesters in 190 public schools nationwide, benefiting 152,000 students and 6,650 adults. A biodigester is a generator of energy from the processing of waste, which seeks to replace 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.

"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 drinking 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", said CABEI Executive President Dante Mossi.

This technical cooperation is in line with CABEI's Institutional Strategy 2020-2024, in the area of Human Development and Social Inclusion, which generates social capacities to achieve the objective of improving the wellbeing and quality of life in the Central American region.