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Who We Serve

blueEnergy works with populations having expressed a strong motivation to improve their living conditions at three different levels: with communities, organizations, and families. 

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Communities

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.

Organizations

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.

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Families

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.

"In training on the biointensive method, I learned how to sow, how to cultivate, how to create what they call "biointensive beds". blueEnergy explained all this to me, little by little. For the first time I saw things differently. Before I didn't know anything about it. Now, with all that I have learned, I know that the soil is rich.  I eat vegetables, fruits, salads, onions, whatever vegetables we have. It's very clear now. 

Dina Omier, Member of the Committee of Disabled Women (August 2021)

*This video includes members from the Committee of Disabled Women (COMUDSIC), a beneficiary organization blueEnergy partnered with in 2021 as part of our Food Security program.