What is Focaep?

Sustainable Energy Access Fund for Poverty Reduction in Central America, abbreviated as FOCAEP, arises from the need to propose alternatives for the reduction of poverty, encouraging economic growth in rural, urban and peri-urban areas of Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala, through the development at scale of sustainable energy solutions (improved stoves of firewood and small hydroelectric power plants, among other forms of sustainable low-power energy), acting as a catalyst to create clean and sustainable energy markets, with a multiactor approach, encouraging the active participation of the private sector, as well as stimulating the productive uses of energy.


General Purpose

The General Objective of the Fund is to «Dynamize the market value chain of improved stoves of firewood, small hydroelectric power plants and other technologies in Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala in order to increase access to energy services for populations living in poverty. »


Our inspirers

FOCAEP promotes access to renewable energy for vulnerable populations through the installation of Clean Firewood Stoves and the development of micro-hydroelectric plants in Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua. This is achieved thanks to the momentum of BUN-CA, which operates as the Technical and Administrative Secretariat for its implementation and the technical and financial support in Central America of the German Cooperation Agency GIZ, within the framework of its EnDev program.

This website is possible thanks to the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the exclusive responsibility of BUN-CA and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the Government of the United States.



Conceptual Approach


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