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The Rotary Foundation supports the work of Rotarians for the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
Providing sustainable access to water and sanitation is one of Rotary’s six Areas of Focus.

Clean Water Filters

Provide clean water to 532 households with locally produced, low-cost ceramic water filters

The 2,250 residents of two rural Nicaraguan communities of Trinidad Central & Cuajachillo #2 get their water from wells that have tested positive for contaminants including fecal coliform bacteria. Since 2013,Ciudad Sandino Rotary Club has partnered w/ Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise to work on long-term solutions to water issues in these villages while carrying out smaller District Grant projects in health, including ongoing training for 8 health promoters from these villages. Building on this experience, the Clean Water Filter Project used local collective Aquafiltro to make & provide ceramic water filters & train health promoters in proper filter usage. Promoters were then tasked w/ training 532 heads of household in filter usage, delivering filters & carrying out follow-up visits. This model of local materials, local knowledge & local leadership model proved very efficient. In follow-up visits community members report less family illness & savings in purchasing bottled water.


Project location
Nicaragua
Project dates
Start: 03 September 2015
End:  11 February 2016
Created: 24 February 2016

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Project category
Community, International, Water and sanitation
Funding
Rotary Grant
Project contacts
Rebecca Benedict Mohally Renk, Ciudad Sandino| (contact)
Michael Earl Woodard, Ciudad Sandino| (contact)
Guillermo Agustin Marenco Martinez, Ciudad Sandino| (contact)
Partners
Ciudad Sandino, Managua, Nicaragua (Rotary Club)
Santa Barbara Sunrise, CA, USA (Rotary Club)
Related Links
Club Rotario Ciudad Sandino Facebook
 

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IMPACT TRACKER

Total volunteer hours
140
Hours
Number of volunteers
25
People
Total cash contributions
11,130
USD
Total in-kind contributions
35
USD

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