G-2050

Water for Mayans

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Financing

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Project Description

Region: Central America

Country: Guatemala

Location: Huehuetenango

Total Budget: $89,800

Area of Focus: Water, sanitation and hygiene


Credit Card Fundraising

Fundraising Goal:

$10,000

Already Donated:

$0

Still Needed:

$10,000

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This project is focused on a severely under served part of Guatemala helping indigenous Mayans who live in extreme poverty on one crop of potatoes a year. It is located in the Cuchumatanes Mountains in Huehuetenango, Guatemala. The project would provide a water tank catchment system. During the rainy season, the water is collected through rain gutters on a roof over the tanks. Then, the water is available during the dry season. This is consistent with the Mayan culture, where rain water collection has been a common practice throughout the centuries. Currently, the villagers collect some water in open pits, which are contaminated by animals, insects and garbage. Mostly, however, they walk an hour to the nearest river, collect water and walk two hours back each day for the families to have water for cooking and drinking. The water tanks would help the family members to have more time for the children to go to school and for the adults to pursue other ways to increase their income. The tanks are mold resistant and the villagers are trained on how to keep them clean and potable. The project is sustainable. The villages are required to charge their members an annual fee which is kept by the village council to repair and replace the water tanks over time. The target villages are Huiton Grande, Huiton Chiquito and Los Positos. All three villages have proven their ability to manage the sustainability through a prior latrine project. The fund raising is done through volunteer Rotarians from District 5440 at no expense. The Rotarians from the USA have visited these villages and verified the need. We visit the area every two years. The project management and construction is done by the Rotarians of Huehuetenango and the villagers themselves. The villagers take pride in neighbor helping neighbor to build the project. Paid labor is only used, when necessary, for specialized work, such as assuring the concrete pads for the tanks are done properly.

Primary Host Partner

District: 4250

Rotary Club of: Huehuetenango

Primary Contact: Ernesto Villatoro

Email: ernesto0670@yahoo.com.mx

Primary International Partner

District: 5440

Rotary Club of: Evanston

Primary Contact: Julia Murray

Email: jmjulesmur@gmail.com

Project Status

Need $7,599
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Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Evanston (5440)

25-Jun-19

$10,000

$0

$10,000

Worland (5440)

10-Jul-19

$8,000

$0

$8,000

Kemmerer (5440)

14-Jul-19

$2,050

$0

$2,050

Rawlins (5440)

14-Jul-19

$3,300

$0

$3,300

Sheridan (5440)

14-Jul-19

$300

$0

$300

District 5440 DDF

14-Jul-19

-

$10,000

$10,000

Casper-Five Trails (5440)

14-Jul-19

$2,000

$0

$2,000

Worland (5440)

15-Jul-19

$1,200

$0

$1,200

Cody (5440)

15-Jul-19

$5,585

$0

$5,585

Jackson Hole Breakfast (5440)

18-Jul-19

$500

$0

$500

Fort Collins (5440)

28-Jul-19

$3,000

$0

$3,000

Thermopolis (5440)

6-Aug-19

$1,000

$0

$1,000

Casper (5440)

19-Aug-19

$1,000

$0

$1,000

Fort Collins-Breakfast (5440)

17-Sep-19

$1,000

$0

$1,000

Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Club Contribution (Needed) - Add a contribution

$7,599

-

$7,599

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

$23,267

$10,000

$33,266

Total

$89,800

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

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%.

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Project Photos

History Log Entries

25-Jun-19

by Julia Murray

System Entry: Creation of project page.

10-Jul-19

by Marty Hinkel

System Entry: Pledge of $6,000 by Marty Hinkel of the Rotary Club of Worland, District 5440.

10-Jul-19

by Marty Hinkel

System Entry: Pledge of $2,000 by Marty Hinkel of the Rotary Club of Worland, District 5440.

14-Jul-19

by Julia Murray

System Entry: Pledge of $2,050 by Brenda McGinnis of the Rotary Club of Kemmerer, District 5440.

14-Jul-19

by Julia Murray

System Entry: Pledge of $3,300 by Richard Chenoweth of the Rotary Club of Rawlins, District 5440.

14-Jul-19

by Julia Murray

System Entry: Pledge of $300 by Holland B. Duell of the Rotary Club of Sheridan, District 5440.

14-Jul-19

by Julia Murray

System Entry: Pledge of $12,500 DDF by Julia Murray of the Rotary Club of Evanston, District 5440.

14-Jul-19

by Julia Murray

System Entry: Pledge of $2,000 by Barbara Redder of the Rotary Club of Casper-Five Trails, District 5440.

15-Jul-19

by Marty Hinkel

System Entry: Pledge of $1,200 by Marty Hinkel of the Rotary Club of Worland, District 5440.

15-Jul-19

by Julia Murray

System Entry: Pledge of $5,585 by Luke Hopkin of the Rotary Club of Cody, District 5440.

18-Jul-19

by Julia Murray

System Entry: Pledge of $500 by Bill Pettus of the Rotary Club of Jackson Hole Breakfast, District 5440.

28-Jul-19

by Julia Murray

System Entry: Pledge of $3,000 by John Trone of the Rotary Club of Fort Collins, District 5440.

6-Aug-19

by Julia Murray

System Entry: Pledge of $1,000 by Shurie Scheel of the Rotary Club of Thermopolis, District 5440.

6-Aug-19

by Julia Murray

System Entry: Pledge of $1,000 by Shurie Scheel of the Rotary Club of Thermopolis, District 5440.

19-Aug-19

by Julia Murray

System Entry: Pledge of $1,000 by John Griffith of the Rotary Club of Casper, District 5440.

17-Sep-19

by Julia Murray

System Entry: Pledge of $1,000 by Gary Turner of the Rotary Club of Fort Collins-Breakfast, District 5440.

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