Improving the Quality of Water





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Project Description

Region: South America

Country: Brazil

Location: Brasilia

Total Budget: $43,625

Area of Focus: Water, sanitation and hygiene

Credit Card Fundraising

Fundraising Goal:


Already Donated:


Still Needed:


The project partners are seeking individual donations to bridge a funding gap. Please consider supporting this project with a credit card donation. To do this, click the "Donate Now" button below!

Our Club and RC Brighton - Ontario - Canada - District 7070, is moving forward to start a potential Global Grant.

We are looking to find Club funds to move forward a Global Grant and I'd like to invite your Club to be a partner in this project.

Vanessa (my wife and professor of the University of Brasília) and I prepared this video below showing the families' water situation: https://youtu.be/0NWW_w_-77o

Short Project Synopsis:

The Structural City - Brasilia - Brazil and the community of Santa Luzia have an estimated population of 47.2 thousand inhabitants where more than 7 thousand families live in the Santa Luzia community.

Our focus is to delivery Clay Filters to 1,101 families of waste pickers who live in the community of Santa Luzia.

The Association of Collectors (Ambiente) surveyed these people and realized that many still consumed dirty drinking water, which was harmful to their health, especially to children who were constantly sick.


Each filter costs = US$ 28.14

Buying 1,243 Clay filters = US$ 34,978.02

Exchange rate difference = US$ 646.98

Global Grant total = US$ 35,625.00

Number of families benefited = we will delivery 1,243 units for these families.

Using the Global Grant calculator:

• (RC Taguatinga - 4530) (the Host sponsor) will give $5,000.00

• (District 4530) will give $5,000.00

• (RC Brighton - 7070) (the International sponsor) will give CAD$ 1,000 = $750

• (RC Campbellford - 7070) will give CAD$ 1,000 = $750

• (RTE Club - 7070) will give $3.000

• (RC Stirling - 7070) will give CAD$ 1,000 = $750

• (Lake Union RC - 5030) in Seattle WA will give $1,000.00

• (District - 5030) in Seattle WA will give $1,000.00

• (RC Bellevue- 5030) in Seattle WA will give $1,000.00

• (District - 5030) in Seattle WA will give $2,000.00

Primary Host Partner

District: 4530

Rotary Club of: Taguatinga

Primary Contact: Rogerio Cruvinel

Email: racruvinel@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 7070

Rotary Club of: Brighton

Primary Contact: Steve Blakey

Email: blakeysj@kos.net

Project Status

Need $500
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Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Taguatinga (4530)





Brighton (7070)





Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Club Contribution (Needed) - Add a contribution




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%.

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