Mayan Families Water Project





History Logs

Project Description

Country: Guatemala

Location: Pena Blanca

Total Budget: $7,500

Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Water and sanitation, Economic and community development

Activity Type: Water: Supply/Access

Summary: To provide almost 1000 indigenous Mayas with long-term access to a freshwater source and to empower the community to lead an initiative that results in improvements in their own health and well-being.

Indigenous community elders from the remote village of Peña Blanca identified a need and presented Mayan Families with a detailed proposal to bring water to their homes, this entire project is a community initiated project. The community is not only actively involved in the planning pf the project but has provided all the labour for this project and will do so for the last phase. Additionally the community funded the distribution network.

● Phase 1-Completed: Construction and connection of the catchment box located by the water spring.

● Phase 2-Completed: Laying the piping to bring water down from the catchment box to the distribution tank just outside the town.

● Phase 3.1-Completed: Construction of a concrete distribution tank and laying piping connecting the distribution tank to two housing clusters at 3 km and 2.5 km distance respectively. The community themeselves funded this phase.

● Phase 3.2-Pending: To provide the materials needed to connect the houses and schools to the distrubution netowrk; piping, taps, adapters, etc. This phase will complete the project.

The Rotary Club of Fort Collins has been asked to assist with phase 3.2 of the above project. Once the funds are collected it will take a short period of time to complete the project and in turn provide long-term and sustainable access to clean freshwater. The project is expected to directly impact approximately 1000 Maya people.

Project Contact Person

District: 5440

Rotary Club of: Fort Collins

Primary Contact: Mara Johnson

Email: marajcosgrove@gmail.com

Project Status

Fully Pledged
This project is "Fully Pledged". This means the amount of the pledges is equal to the total budget of the project. Now the project needs to be finalized and go through the club signature process. This process gets started on the administration page.

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Fort Collins (5440)









DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

Project Supporting Documents

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Project Photos

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History Log Entries


by Randall Looper

Please upload a detailed budget showing both income and expenses to the documents area.


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Mara Johnson

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".


by Jim Epstein

The maximum DDF amount is $4,000. Please update the financial section and submit for signatures.


by Jim Epstein

The $5,000 DDF request is OK since the Fort Collins club is in tier 2. No change in financing is necessary.

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