Sowing Water, Saving Lives





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Project Description

Region: South America

Country: Venezuela

Location: Estado Lara

Total Budget: $87,284

Area of Focus: Water, sanitation and hygiene

This community lacks direct drinking water service, its inhabitants suffer from stomach and skin diseases and their houses have low personal and domestic hygiene standards; they use latrines or relieve themselves in the bush. Currently they hire high expensives water cisterns to supply themselves with drinking water and have containers to store water that do not meet the minimum standards of protection and hygiene.

The main objective of the project is to supply drinking water to the community through the construction of a well with its distribution net. This objective will be raised throuhg the construction of a 120 meter well, with 1 water purification system, 1 storage tank with a capacity of 40,000 liters and a piped distribution network of 2500 meters.

This project involves the creation of a Water Committee with the community leaders, which will be an active part of the project and will control the community's payment rates. In addition, the project contemplates the formation of the community regarding the use and correct use of water as well as how to improve hygiene and sanitation conditions.

Primary Host Partner

District: 4380

Rotary Club of: Barquisimeto

Primary Contact: Delys Chinibas

Email: delysmchr@gmai.com

Primary International Partner

District: 3011

Rotary Club of: Delhi South East

Primary Contact: Asha Bhatnagar

Email: ashaagb@gmail.com

Project Status

Need $75,460
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Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #2353033.

Proposed Financing

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Barquisimeto (4380)





Delhi South East (3011)





Remaining Amount to Raise

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Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation




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by Delys Chinibas

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