How solar power is changing lives in the Ecuadorian Amazon

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For the indigenous communities that live in the Ecuadorian Amazon, the geographical remoteness of the area prevents them from having access to grid electrification.

That's why a regional power company, together with the Ecuadorian government and an indigenous organisation started a project in 2009 to bring electricity to the region through the installation of solar panels.

Rosario Gabino reports.

Video produced by BBC Mundo's Matias Zibell and Jonathan Herrera.

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