In this work we introduce a procedure to find localized structures with finite energy. We start dealing with global monopoles, and add a new contribution to the potential of the scalar fields, to balance the contribution of the angular gradients of the fields which lead to a slow falloff in the energy density. Within the first order formalism, first order equations that are compatible with the equations of motion are obtained and the stability under small fluctuations is investigated. We then include another set of scalar fields and study how it contributes to change the profile of the localized structure. We also study how these configurations modify the electric properties of a system with a single point charge, with generalized electric permittivity controlled by scalar fields. In this new model, in particular, we show that, depending on the specific modification of the electric properties of the medium, the electric field may engender the unusual behavior of pointing towards a positive charge.