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Sponsored by Stillwater Sunrise Rotary, this project establishes a well (750 ft. deep), a water tank, and plumbing to bring a spigot to over 120 families. Funding comes from The Rotary Foundation, Rotary District 5960 and our club.
Each spigot is metered, and each household pays for the water they use, as managed by their Community Water Governance Board. This "cost of water" provides the much needed funds to pay for the power for the pump, maintenance and repairs, providing sustainability for the system. While poor, the village can pay for this valued resource, and are proud to do so.
Our entire Rotary District 5960 has been working with this village for 8 years now with the goal of eliminating poverty through building leadership, economic and social capacity around community structure. This community structure is now in place, and this water project represents much success for the entire village.
Latest Updates
The biggest update for this month is the travel to Nicaragua by Rick Heidick and Dave Newman. Rick and Dave traveled to Nicaragua on December 3rd with Dave returning on 12/8 and Rick returning on 12/10.This trip was arranged and coordinated through Opportunity International (OI), who is a partner with our Rotary District Fast for Hope (FFH) initiative.
Rick is traveling this month to the village (El Corozo, Nicaragua) where we're supporting a water project. He's working on nailing down some final details so the well drilling can commence in April. We'll have the updated information available in January.  Thanks, Rick - safe travels!
Water Governance Board, shown here with members of the local community leadership team.
El Corozo Project Photo Albums
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