G-3363

Clean Water and Latrines WASH

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Project Description

Region: Central America

Country: USA

Location: Nicaragua

Total Budget: $104,000

Area of Focus: None



Our project consists of building water systems in 2 villages in Comalapa, Nicaragua. The first system will be a well drilled, a pumphouse constructed, storage tanks installed, faucets and water gauges for 310 people in Avispero, Comalapa. The second system will be a gravity fed pump system from a spring, storage tanks, faucets and water gauges for 172 people in Cebollin, Comalapa. The project will also consist of building 59 pit latrines in these villages that will serve 295 people. All members of the communities will also be trained in safe hygiene procedures. CAPS teams will be chosen and trained to oversee the water systems, chlorinate the water, and collect small monthly water payments from the users. These water payments will insure that the project is sustainable and will be saved for maintenance of the systems. These projects are proposed because they meet the needs of the community members as identified through their Needs Assessment. Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. UNICEF reports that 37% of rural people have no safe drinking water and often survive on $35 - $70 USD per month. Water borne diseases are common, with medical facilities often far away. In addition, the women and children of these villages often spend hours per day walking to get drinking water that is not sanitized and is most likely contaminated. People often defecate in the woods due to lack of latrine facilities. The two communities filled out a Community Needs Assessment containing information about their water and hygiene needs. The timeline will be from September 2024-April 2025, but will be contingent upon funding. Community members will donate the manual labor for the project and will be trained in the maintenance and care of the system.

Primary Host Partner

District: 4240

Rotary Club of: Matagalpa

Primary Contact: Maria Rizo

Email: mvrizo@hotmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5470

Rotary Club of: Pueblo West

Primary Contact: Melanie Phelps

Email: melaniephe@aol.com

Project Status

Need $42,600
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Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #2459262.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Pueblo West (5470)

25-Mar-24

$11,150

$25,000

$36,150

Rampart Range, Colorado Springs (5470)

25-Mar-24

$1,000

$0

$1,000

Carbondale (5470)

25-Mar-24

$1,000

$0

$1,000

Salida Sunrise (5470)

25-Mar-24

$1,000

$0

$1,000

Fruita (5470)

25-Mar-24

$250

$0

$250

Monte Vista (5470)

25-Mar-24

$500

$0

$500

Pine River Valley Centennial (Bayfield-Ignacio) (5470)

25-Mar-24

$500

$0

$500

Florence/Eastern Fremont County (5470)

25-Mar-24

$500

$0

$500

Florence/Eastern Fremont County (5470)

25-Mar-24

$500

$0

$500

Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Club Contribution (Needed) - Add a contribution

$42,600

-

$42,600

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

-

$20,000

$20,000

Total

$104,000

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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History Log Entries

25-Mar-24

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

25-Mar-24

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $1,000 by Tom Tudor of the Rotary Club of Rampart Range, Colorado Springs, District 5470.

25-Mar-24

by Tom Tudor

System Entry: Pledge of $1,000 by Ann Harris of the Rotary Club of Carbondale, District 5470.

25-Mar-24

by Tom Tudor

System Entry: Pledge of $1,000 by Steve O'Neill of the Rotary Club of Salida Sunrise, District 5470.

25-Mar-24

by Tom Tudor

System Entry: Pledge of $250 by Karen Leonhart of the Rotary Club of Fruita, District 5470.

25-Mar-24

by Tom Tudor

System Entry: Pledge of $500 by Terry Laplatt of the Rotary Club of Monte Vista, District 5470.

25-Mar-24

by Tom Tudor

System Entry: Pledge of $500 by Carole McWillaims of the Rotary Club of Pine River Valley Centennial (Bayfield-Ignacio), District 5470.

25-Mar-24

by Tom Tudor

System Entry: Pledge of $500 by Dale Gagas of the Rotary Club of Florence/Eastern Fremont County, District 5470.

25-Mar-24

by Tom Tudor

System Entry: Pledge of $500 by Dale Gagas of the Rotary Club of Florence/Eastern Fremont County, District 5470.

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