Promotion recycling culture





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Project Description

Region: South America

Country: Bolivia

Location: Cobija

Total Budget: $76,585

Area of Focus: The environment

The accumulation of solid waste in the streets, avenues, and garbage collection points has become a significant source of contamination. This situation has led to the proliferation of disease-carrying vectors such as rats, cockroaches, ants, mosquitoes, and birds of prey.

The goal is to: 1) foster a recycling culture in the Municipality of Cobija (Bolivia) by improving the garbage collection service with dedicated plastic and aluminum containers, contributing to environmental contamination prevention. 2)Enhance solid waste collection conditions for 38 collector families by providing them with personal protective equipment and necessary tools. 3) Offer specialized technical support in solid waste management, including final disposal, environmental impact assessment, and biosafety measures, and 4)Offer legal and technical assistance for establishing the Recyclers' Association for managing equipment and administrative procedures.

Primary Host Partner

District: 4690

Rotary Club of: Cobija

Primary Contact: Vania Aguirre

Email: iansita.a@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 4510

Rotary Club of: Baurú-Terra Branca

Primary Contact: José Luiz Medeiros

Email: idealbauru@gamil.com

Project Status

Need $62,905
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Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #223467.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Cobija (4690)





District 4510 DDF





Oak Park-River Forest (6450)





Las Vegas WON (5300)





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%.

Project Supporting Documents

Community Assessment



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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Nicolas Zalles

System Entry: Pledge of $500 by Carolina Saavedra of the Rotary Club of Oak Park-River Forest, District 6450.


by Chehab Elawar

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

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