FSD Program Site: Cochabamba            Organization Location: Cochabamba, Bolivia

CEDESOL’s goal is to enrich humanity and protect the environment by equipping people with social and technological tools that permit them to direct their own destinies.

Organization Overview

CEDESOL’s goal is to enrich humanity and protect the environment by equipping people with social and technological tools that permit them to direct their own destinies. All of its activities center around three key concepts: alternative education, renewable energy and social justice. The organization has incorporated thousands of ecological cookers into the Bolivian and southern Peruvian cultures. Its vision of ecological cookers is the integrated use of efficient biomass, retained heat and solar cooking. More emphasis is placed on retained heat and solar cooking as they present primary cultural barriers while providing the greatest economic, environmental and health improvements to the community.

Programs

Programs include technology development which includes the use of appropriate technology use in household energy, training programs involving education about alternative energy sources, and credit program to partner with banks to have the ability to serve the communities with micro-finance opportunities.

Additional Information
CEDESOL Website