Enel's global scope extends from the richest cities in the world to the poorest communities. This international condition allows Enel to provide disadvantaged people with access to the knowledge and technology they need to bring energy to their homes.
In Latin America, Enel has partnered with Barefoot College to offer isolated communities electric power, skills and jobs. Since 1989, this educational institution has helped to supply with electric power 1000 villages across the continent, thereby benefiting 450,000 people.
Launched in 2012, the partnership connects women of limited resources in isolated communities with expert educators and modern equipment, so that they can install and maintain solar energy systems at home.
The programme is aimed at women of all ages¾even elderly¾through a life-changing training and experience. Enel finances their training and take them to India so that they can learn how to install and operate solar panels. When they return home, they are able to not only offer their communities solar energy, but also transmit their knowledge to other women.