Healthy water El Carmen Peru





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Project Description

Region: South America

Country: Perú

Location: Piura

Total Budget: $85,400

Area of Focus: Water, sanitation and hygiene


El Carmen, a rural community, located in the north of Peru; in an arid and desert area, approximately 50 km from the city of Piura.

Population: 1,600 inhabitants, and 320 homes.


The population has not had healthy water for more than 80 years. It supplies itself with drinking water, purchasing it at high cost, from tanker vehicles that arrive twice a week.

4.5 km from the town, there is a tubular well 150 meters deep, from which 6.5 liters of water are obtained per second. The laboratory analysis concludes that it is brackish, that it produces kidney problems and that it increases the risk of gastrointestinal diseases among the population. The population spends many hours transporting water to their homes.

Solution Proposal: OBJECTIVE

The installation of a reverse osmosis water treatment plant in the tubular well area will convert the brackish water into constant and sustainable human consumption.

GOALS: 1.Access for the entire community to drinking water, better sanitation and hygiene.

2. Strengthening communities to develop, finance and maintain sustainable water and sanitation systems.

3. Programs that familiarize the community with the benefits of drinking water, sanitation and hygiene.

Primary Host Partner

District: 4465

Rotary Club of: Miraflores

Primary Contact: Julio César Agüero Mija

Email: julioc.aguerom@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5300

Rotary Club of: Las Vegas WON

Primary Contact: Chehab Elawar

Email: shabdg201415@gmail.com

Project Status

Need $79,400
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Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #2462560.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Miraflores (4465)





Las Vegas WON (5300)





Remaining Amount to Raise

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Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






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System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $100 by Chehab Elawar of the Rotary Club of Las Vegas WON, District 5300.

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