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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.
Community, International, Water sanitation and hygiene
03 September 2015
11 February 2016
Ciudad Sandino, Managua, Nicaragua (Rotary Club)Santa Barbara Sunrise, CA, USA (Rotary Club)
Rebecca Benedict Mohally Renk, Ciudad Sandino | contactMichael Earl Woodard, Ciudad Sandino | contactGuillermo Agustin Marenco Martinez, Ciudad Sandino | contact
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