Who We Serve
We work with populations made marginalized in isolated regions of the world, paying special attention to those most vulnerable to climate change impacts and water and food insecurity. As women are primarily responsible for water and food, health, and child-education, they are the first beneficiaries of our programs. We also work with other marginalized groups, including people with disabilities and caretakers of people with disabilities, the elderly, and children.
These frontline populations are at once particularly situated to feel the negative impacts of climate change while also leading the charge in finding sustainable solutions to the climate crisis, and they have the knowledge and lived experiences that are essential to the creative strategies for ecosystem regeneration.
blueEnergy also works with populations having expressed a strong motivation to improve their living conditions at three different levels: with communities, organizations, and families. Through a participatory and localized approach, blueEnergy partners with beneficiaries to lead and support their own development and resilience at the nexus of food, water, and energy access in the face of climate change.
blueEnergy leads community actions that can affect an entire village, city, or region. blueEnergy works with a national network of associations either to publicize and promote solutions and good practices, or in coordination with local institutions, to install systems that solve collective problems like access to clean water, light, and nutritional food.
From awareness-raising activities and campaigns to improvements to community infrastructure, blueEnergy works with communities in peri-urban neighborhoods of Bluefields, Nicaragua as well as in remote locations like Rama Communities off the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua.
blueEnergy works with teachers, students, parents of students, in schools and with universities that have chosen to adopt and transmit good practices, as well as with local committees and community centers.
From strengthened infrastructure and disaster-preparedness in elementary schools, to knowledge-sharing workshops with university students, to improved municipal Water and Drinking Committees (CAPS), blueEnergy works with organizations throughout the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua as well as in some schools in the Pacific side.
blueEnergy offers to families theoretical and practical training, technical solutions, and regular practices that can change their daily lives. Technical solutions include individual families water-filtration systems, home food-producing garden beds, and micro solar grids for solar powered electricity in the home.
Our "Model Families" are selected from previous beneficiaries who have shown a strong desire to maintain their good practices and disseminate their knowledge with their community. They act as examples and teachers, creating a rippling effect.
blueEnergy also selects Women Promoters in this same way, as women tend to be heads-of-household in Nicaragua and play a critical role in organizing the wider-community.