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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


Funded by Rotary Grant

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 sanitation and hygiene
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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Engagement 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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