Pilot Projects in Communities
The communities of Jardim Lapena, east São Paulo, Galo, in Nova Lima, state of Minas Gerais, and Vila Restauração, in Marechal Thaumaturgo, state of Acre, represent a challenge faced by millions of households in Brazil: no access to basic sanitation.
Together with partners, Instituto Iguá started a pilot project in each of these communities to support sanitation access solutions that can be successfully implemented in these contexts and that can be systematized and replicated in other locations with similar characteristics.
Instituto Iguá technically supports the development of solutions and articulates with the relevant players to achieve positive results for each of the initiatives, such as the government, the local sanitation company, social organizations, and any other players that can provide funding and mobilize the community for the project.
In the case of Jardim Lapena, in São Paulo, Fundação Tide Setúbal, Instituto Água e Saneamento, and Instituto Galo da Manhã are already partners in the initiative.
In Galo, in Nova Lima, families are being supported by Terra Nova in a land regularization process. One of the objectives of the initiative is to pilot a private financing model for access to basic sanitation infrastructure, paid for by the resident families themselves, along with the financing of land regularization.
Energisa and Instituto Iguá have established a partnership that started in Vila Restauração to provide energy and sanitation services in remote communities. The objective of the pilot project is to create case systematization, so that the project can be replicated in other communities in the Amazon. Our common challenge is to provide these communities with access to basic infrastructure. There are about 200 families, and residents have no access to sanitation infrastructure, no access to quality water for consumption, and have no adequate disposal of waste and effluents.
Instituto Iguá articulates all strategic players and provides technical support regarding sanitation, while Energisa has been responsible for developing and implementing the solar energy project. For this mission, we count on the support of technical partners, Biosaneamento and Fluxu
s, which carry out diagnostic work and projects, in addition to several experts and the local government.