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A marginalized culture moves closer to gaining its own power

Colombia, March 22, 2010

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A micro-hydroelectric energy project is making a difference for one of Colombia's most isolated and marginalized ethnic groups.

Mercy Corps Colombia is helping Nasa Paez communities in the country's impoverished Tierradentro region address their energy needs while protecting the environment. When the project is completed, the Nasa Paez will become the first indigenous group in the country that's autonomous and self-sufficient in energy production.

You can learn more about the project and meet some of the people involved in this video: