As part of restoring the livelihoods of the families that participated in Coronel's Resettlement Plan, Enel identified the families´ spiritual and social life within evangelical organizations in their original setting as one of the most important aspects. During Coronel's massive resettlement process that was one of the many aspects to seriously take into consideration. The churches attended by the faithful play an extremely important role in communities´ spiritual activities.
Religious organizations carried out events that consolidated the internal organization of the community, fostered healthy social coexistence, and contributed to meeting the spiritual needs of community members. However, these relevant players suffered an important setback as the religious infrastructure was not relocated together with the members of these communities.
That is why, in September 2017, Enel signed an agreement with religious organizations affected by the resettlement and was advising them on the reconstruction of their church infrastructure, taking into consideration land acquisition, construction and, finally, equipment for such spaces so that the resettled communities could start using them.
The agreement, called the "Memorandum of Understanding and Methodology of Work between Religious Organizations and Enel Generación Chile" increases the instances of dialogue with organizations and lays the groundwork for a diagnosis that will permit to identify the effects of the resettlement on religious organizations. All this was carried out by incorporating the recommendations of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) aimed at developing and implementing such projects.
Enel, together with the affected communities, took on the tasks of building several churches and temples including the Adonai Temple Church, Jesucristo es el Kirios Church, Christian Church of Filadelfia de Jesus, Jesucristo Ministerio de Restauración La Colonia Church, Cultural and Social Center Conectados con Christo, Cultural and Social Center Diva Esperanza, Iglesia del Señor Church, La Hermosa Iglesia Evangélica Wesleyana Temple.
This project, which is part of Coronel´s Resettlement Plan bases its work on the rights of communities, a basic principle of Enel's Human Rights Policy and is linked to the line of work known as "Housing, services and the environment". The completion of these initiatives contributes to the construction of sustainable cities at the same time safeguarding the cultural and spiritual heritage of communities, as well as creating job opportunities and decent work conditions by providing jobs at the construction stage.
Corporate Social Responsibility Project (CSR)
Housing, services and the environment (see more)
Multidimensional poverty variable:
Housing and surroundings
KPI and Results
2015-2020 Beneficiaries: 771 (members of the families, workers, and their families).
2020 Beneficiaries: 48 (workers and their families).