Quebrada Seca Water Project





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Project Description

Region: North America

Country: Guatemala

Location: Quebrada Seca

Total Budget: $37,277

Area of Focus: Water and sanitation

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The location if this project is in the community of Quebrada Seca, which is part of the village of Oquen, municipality of Jocotán, department of Chiquimula, Guatemala.

The community of Quebrada Seca is comprised of 574 inhabitants, made up of 167 families in 167 homes. Currently the families of the community obtain water from small wells or streams, which are contaminated. This contamination is causing families to suffer from gastrointestinal diseases, especially affecting the infantile population.

This project will build a water distribution and purification system. This system will provide clean water for the community, thus decreasing illnesses, and improving the overall well being of community members.

The project will consist of building a spring collection box, a water distribution tank, a purification system in tank, piping from the collection box to the distribution system and piping from the distribution tank to individual houses.

Project funds will be used to purchase materials for the project, provide hygiene training for community members and management/evaluation of project. The local municipality will also provide project management and skilled labor. The community will provide unskilled labor.

The timeline of project is approximately eight months.

The Rotary Club of Chiquimula, the Rotary Club of Fort Collins and Rotary Club of Burlington North, along with various other Rotary clubs have been working with this and neighboring communities for several years. There have been numerous site visits already, and a trip is planned for January 2019 which will include members of the Rotary Club of Fort Collins. This project will support past and future efforts as part of the community's long term plan.

Primary Host Partner

District: 4250

Rotary Club of: Chiquimula de la Sierra

Primary Contact: Verónica Guzmán

Email: mickyvillafuerte@yahoo.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5440

Rotary Club of: Fort Collins

Primary Contact: John Trone

Email: john.trone@hotmail.com

Project Status

Your 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 approval process with The Rotary Foundation. This process gets started on the administration page.

Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #1980172.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Fort Collins (5440)





Fort Collins (5440)





Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries


by John Trone

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by John Trone

System Entry: Pledge of $1,935 by John Trone of the Rotary Club of Fort Collins, District 5440.


by John Trone

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

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