Bringing eco-friendly street lighting in the heart of Medellin's slums, allowing residents to reclaim public space and strengthen communities
In Colombia, 2 million people do not have access to electricity. In Medellin, Pazaluz goes to the slums that are not connected to the network, and offers the communities to co-design projects and install solar street lights in their streets. Supervised by Pazaluz, the inhabitants collectively decide where to install the lampposts and are responsible for assembling the lamps and laying the poles. Thus, more than just a development project, Pazaluz's vocation is to empower communities and make them more resilient.
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