plan 302Clean water, hygiene education and sanitation for three communities in Trojes, Honduras

Summary

This project will provide clean drinking water, sanitation and hygiene education for 662 people the communities of Buena Esperanza, Germania and Los Angeles located in Trojes, Honduras

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Background

Water supply and sanitation coverage in Honduras is still characterized by poor service quality and poor efficiency in many places. Coverage gaps still remain, particularly in rural areas.

The instrument used to prioritize these communities among the rest was a base line study conducted by PWW and approved by UNICEF, data from the health representative in Trojes, plus the expressed need and well organized board of these 3 communities to solve their water contamination.

In these 3 communities selected, some families use a hose as conduct to transport their water directly from the river source to their houses without treatment for human consumption. Some of the families use containers to collect their water from the nearest water source.

Very few of the homes have a pit latrine and these existing latrines are in poor conditions. There is no denying that safe water supply is a very important component in the overall strategy for achievement of health goals; but the rewards can be fully reaped only if sanitation keeps pace with water treatment.

Of the few latrines we found consisted of a single pit latrine with a wood seat placed directly over it adding to the bad odors emissions. The life span of these latrines is a maximum of 4 years and when the pit is filled, the latrines are abandoned and people go back to open field defecation and the old latrine become a focus of contamination.

Location

Trojes, El Paraiso, Honduras

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Focus

Primary Focus: Drinking Water - Households
Secondary Focus: Sanitation - Households

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 662

The project will be able to supply water treatment for 117 families using household water filters.
The population on these 3 communities is the following: In Los Angeles there are 263 people, in Buena Esperanza there are 206 people and in Germania there are 193 people.

School Children Getting Water: 153

Based on this year’s school enrollment obtained by the local Education District; School Dr. Magda Patricia V. located in the community of Los Angeles there is a total of 62 children enrolled (28 girls and 34 boys), Ing. Olga Romero school at Buena Esperanza has 21 children (10 girls and 11 boys) and the School Francisco Romero in Germania there are 55 children (26 girls and 29 boys).

Out of the 153 school aged children in these communities there are 138 enrolled in school.

People Getting Sanitation: 662

In each of the 3 communities household pour and flush latrines will be constructed. 110 latrines will be constructed.

People Getting Other Benefits: 662

The project will include substantial education on water treatment, hygiene and sanitation, environmental health, filter and latrine construction, use and maintenance trainings.
All work and trainings will include gender equality as a transversal theme and integral part of this project to ensure appropriate and significant participation of both women and men in the program implementation. It will also ensure the participation of women without increasing their workload, however procuring their active involvement in decision making and part of the community agent team.

Application Type: Project Funding

Start Date: 2010-01-02

Completion Date: 2010-05-31

Technology Used:

PWW staff must always will have communication channels with all stakeholders in the area in order to:

• Avoid conflicts or duplicate efforts ( if another NGO is working on water, hygiene and sanitation there has to be an agreement between NGOs on which community each would attend always thinking of what is best for the community.
• Form alliances and share ideas; always have an open mind to learn new ways of improving project implementation. Local Health institutions and community health guardians will always be in the area PWW will work closely with them so they would be empowered and informed at all times of the project implementation and they help with project follow up.

Water is tested using the membrane filtration method to determine Escherichia coli counts at the source prior to the installation of the filters, and we do follow up monitoring testing the output water of the filters of to obtain a confidence level obtain a 95 % of the filter function. A demonstration house which will be used to show an example of how to maintain a hygienically safe environment in the household the function, capability, use and maintenance of the filter to the rest of the community

House hold water treatment: The method that PWW is going to use for water treatment is the BioSand Filters which are constructed from concrete; then filled with gravel and sand which are layered inside the filter with a PVC collection pipe situated at the base of the filter.

Contaminated water is poured through the top of the filter and passes through a plate that diffuses the stream and blocks large contaminants (e.g. stones, large twigs, leaves).The top few centimeters of the sand trap the bulk of micro-organisms, which accumulate and develop into a highly active food chain, called the Biological Layer or Schmutzdecke.

The pour and flush latrine consists of a toilet and with a water seal trap, set in a cement concrete floor. After use it is flushed by hand using a small container holding about 1.5 to 2 liters of water. The excreta are carried through a pipe or drain into two honeycomb leach pits, which are used alternately. The liquid in the pits percolates into the sub-soil and gases are absorbed by the soil, leaving the solids behind. Each pit is designed to last for about three years before it gets filled; when one is filled, it is taken out of use and excreta are then diverted to the second pit. When the filled pit is left for about two years, the contents turn into rich organic humus which is safe handling.

The latrines superstructure will be constructed out of adobe each beneficiary will make their own adobe bricks. They will also be in charge of the pit excavation and of providing local material. The project will provide the rest of the material such as cement for pit leads and latrine base, toilet seat, pvc pipes, aluzinc is the material that is going to be used for the door and the roof.

With proper disposal of human excreta by this method, diseases can be brought under control and the entire sanitation situation of the communities can be improved. Without proper sanitation the full health benefits of providing safe water supply are not achieved.
This method offers a long-term and appropriate solution for excreta disposal. This system will result not only in the relief of insanitary conditions but will also eliminate insect and fly breeding due to open defecation, as well as minimizing hookworm and other infestations which reduce human productivity

It been observed that all pathogens will die off in a period of about two years and thereafter the cleaning operations can be organized depending upon the weather conditions and demand for humus. A minimum storage capacity of three years has been suggested for the leach pits to facilitate cleaning operations.

Phases:

This project will be completed in one phase.

Community Organization:

Community agent training:
PWW staff will train, 1 person per 10 filters installed, to be a community agent. They will be selected by the community leaders, and their volunteer job consists of keeping record of the filters function, filling a monitoring format provided by the project staff and to report to PWW staff. The feedback they provide will be the most valuable asset of the project. The main objective of this training will be building local capacity of community agents to support total behavior change in use of filter, latrine, hygiene and sanitation. To achieve this we have designed a curriculum that contains facilitator’s notes, and tools. After this training, community agents will help support village-level hygiene and sanitation improvement activities

Trainings for Children
The objective of this step is to engage school children and teachers as change agents. PWW will establish a hygiene and sanitation club or strengthen and streamline existing school clubs to develop a capacity development program. These clubs will train school children in hygiene and sanitation and enhance their involvement as change agents in their respective households and communities

The subjects or lesson planned for this training will be suitable for children between the ages of 5 and fourteen, the age at which most children complete their primary education. The training will consist of participatory methods and tools which help young children to engage in and benefit including gender empowerment. Staff will conduct and evaluation before and at the end of each training.

Trainings for Community
The community agents will be in charge of organizing the hygiene and sanitation 8 hour training the first day and then house hold reinforcement during house visits for the first 5 months for adults in the community the groups of participants will have no more than 20 people at a time. The people who attend training will be prioritized for project implementation but also in behavioral change towards hygiene habits. To engage the families all the adults are going to be trained in how to process of making a latrine and giving maintenance to both the bio sand filter and latrine.


Community Organization
The community members are the ones who demanded the project. They have been involved in the planning process from the very beginning. All though the criteria used to select these 3 communities and not others that have almost the same need we considered the mortality rate due to diarrhea cases. As such, they know their needs and are committed to seeing them through. They have organized health committees for project implementation and are willing to contribute to the project in cash and labor.

Government Interaction:

This will be done by partnering directly with the Health Centers, Secretary of Health, Municipality, Education District and local NGOs over time to enhance their skills, and thereby strengthen the District capacity as a whole to effectively contribute to development work and increase overall project activities.

Ancillary activities:

A parasite treatment campaign to treat 662 people and also we have incorporated an environmental protection (water shed protection) trainings for adults and children in both of the communities.
Interchange of experiences between community agents to discussed lesson learned and project follow-up.

Capacity building jobs and skill enhancement are also integral pieces of this program, the members of the family will learn about latrine construction and maintenance.

Other Issues:

These communities are located in Trojes, Honduras which has been identified by UNICEF as one of the poorest regions in Honduras. Many of these communities lack the infrastructure, jobs, clean water, and proper hygiene and sanitation thus causing much sickness du to water borne diseases.

Maintenance Revenue:

The model for long-term sustainable impact, including ongoing maintenance and revenue. By training individuals to become “community stewards” who will learn how to maintain the filters and latrines, the project is sustainable. Including education on for all ages will also ensure that proper hygiene and sanitation methods are followed. The community stewards will also follow up on these practices as well as help maintain the filters and latrines. Each household pay $8.00 for filter and latrine which funds the monitoring of the household for 2 years. As mentioned above home owners also give materials and sweat equity as part of ownership for the latrines.

Latrine monitoring or maintenance plan:

During the first year after installation, PWW staff will be in continuous communication with the community agents and local health guardians assigned by the Ministry of health and selected by the community to keep track of the latrine use and maintenance.
In rural communities there is always a health guardian that works in the nearest health center. They will be assigned in each village to work with the community agent and families, to keep track of life span of the first pit and registration of health records.
The community health guardian will keep track together with the local community board of the usage of latrines and two years after the installment of the latrines and the capacity of the first chamber is filled, they will monitor to ensure the family is responsible with the emptying process. This includes making sure people use protection such as gloves, long sleeves, rubber boots and covered mouth, and working with the families to make sure that they reuse the inactivated solids from first latrine after at least two years or so of closure, in the alternating double pits.
The recommended method for using this resource will be for compost in the tree green house which the program has contemplated, to assist with reforestation micro sheds. Human excreta are a rich source of nitrogen and other nutrients necessary for plant growth. The most common method of reuse is direct application to the soil as a fertilizer. Nightsoil contains about 0.6% nitrogen, 0.2% phosphorus and 0.3% potassium, all of which are valuable plant nutrients. The humus formed by decomposed feces also contains few trace elements of bacteria which reduces the susceptibility of plants to parasites and diseases. Humus improves the soil structure, enhancing its water-retaining qualities and encouraging better root structure of plants. Soil containing humus is less subject to erosion by wind and water and is easier to cultivate.

Health risks
The solids are not going to be used as compost for crops only for fertilization of trees to comply with strict surveillance by the health authorities.
This practice is most common in arid climates, where trees are watered to control desertification, to provide shade and windbreaks, or to cultivate coconuts and some other food crops. The main health risk is to workers and members of the public who have access to the plantation.
Excreta may be treated in various ways to eliminate the possibilities of disease transmission. Apart from storage in double-pit latrines, the most appropriate treatment for on-site sanitation is composting.
Composting consists of the biological breakdown of solid organic matter to produce a humid substance (compost) which is valuable as a fertilizer and soil conditioner. It has been practiced by farmers and gardeners throughout the world for many centuries. The process may be aerobic or anaerobic.

Maintenance Cost:

Metrics:

Prior art before metrics

Cost: $45,380

45380.14. Please see attached budget

Co Funding Amount: $14,351

UNICEF 5976
PWW 8375

UNICEF will cover the cost of bio sand filters, educational stickers, training material for hygiene workshops filters transportation, parasite treatment, bottles, community agent training.

Community Contribution Amount: $6,909

Contribution in cash 1816
Contribution in kind 5093
Materials and labor

Fund Requested: $25,000

Implementing Organization:

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  • 2 participants | show more

    pour flush choice

    Gemma Bulos of A Single Drop

    Hi there I'm curious, how did you choose the pour flush? I understand there's a river near by and that some people use a hose to extract water. For those who are a bit further and fetch water, do you feel they will be ok with having to fetch extra water to use their toilets? I know ecosan is an option, but often very hard to sensitize com...

    Hi there

    I'm curious, how did you choose the pour flush? I understand there's a river near by and that some people use a hose to extract water. For those who are a bit further and fetch water, do you feel they will be ok with having to fetch extra water to use their toilets? I know ecosan is an option, but often very hard to sensitize communities to it. Can you tell me your opinion on ecosan's vs the pour flush honey comb leach pits? Very intriguing!

    Do you have any projects that are over 2 years old that are using the compost? Would love to hear about that!

    Good luck
    Gemma

    • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

      We have observed from the few single pit latrines we found that even after very hard rains there was no flooding problem with these latrines. The soil has low ground water level. We could also observe that after digging a 3 meters, we did not find any water infiltration. As for the rivers being nearby, when we mentioned water by hose, i...

      We have observed from the few single pit latrines we found that even after very hard rains there was no flooding problem with these latrines. The soil has low ground water level. We could also observe that after digging a 3 meters, we did not find any water infiltration.
      As for the rivers being nearby, when we mentioned water by hose, it does not mean they use only one hose to transport the water, most of the water sources come from a source located up the hill or very far away from their houses, for instance one family uses 100 meters of hose to transport the water to their house instead of pvc pipe because of the price and flexibility of the hose.
      They usually have a place where to store water in each house, some houses have cement tank, other have barrels, We would not construct a pour and flush latrine close to a river or in a place where they had no water.
      The latrines have to be at least 50 meters from the nearest water source. The people in Trojes have accepted the pour and flush latrine because they have water in their homes as it is not as scarse as in sothern Honduras.

      Regarding my opinion on the two types of latrines, both of them are good options and both of them require that you train people on the use and maintenance. The only difference is the criteria you use for implementing either one of them for instance in the ecosan is recommended in places where the water level is too high. Chambers have to be changed every 6 months and you have to pour lime or ashes every 8 days, to avoid bad odor. They also attract more insects. In the other hand we have already have experience and the acceptance of the communities with the one chaimber pour and flush latrines. This is just a new version of this latrine that they are giving good use and maintenance. Now in the pour and flush latrines the alternation of pits takes longer. This has to be done every 2 years. They do not have to do it every six month as in the ecosan.
      It is a fact that in these communities, connections to larger sewage systems are a very remote possibility, however one of the advantages of the 2 septic tank pour and flush latrines is that they could be connected later to sewage system.
      In my experience working in the Northcoast of Honduras I saw lots of the ecosan latrines abandoned because people did not have the time take out the compost when the 1 chaimber was filled and it became a greater problem than a solution.
      Sorry, we cannot share the experience with you yet, We do not have a latrine project over 2 years old with a double pit chaimber.

      Maria Regina Inestroza
      Pure Water for the World
      Central American Director

  • 2 participants | show more

    budget & sanitation

    Rob Bell of El Porvenir

    Looks like a great project, lots going on: water, sanitation, hygiene - a good complete WASH approach. In the budget, there are some inconsistencies to the application: 1. Budget: 110 latrines, application 117 2. Budget: 441 people, application 662 Can you clarify the correct numbers? On the sanitation, how do you do a latrine for $17...

    Looks like a great project, lots going on: water, sanitation, hygiene - a good complete WASH approach.

    In the budget, there are some inconsistencies to the application:

    1. Budget: 110 latrines, application 117
    2. Budget: 441 people, application 662

    Can you clarify the correct numbers?

    On the sanitation, how do you do a latrine for $177? Great price! Are they installed in the home? Is it a single or double pit system?

    Thanks,
    Rob

    • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

      You are right. Thank you for noticing the application mistake. The application has been corrected as the need is only for 110 latrines because 7 homes already have a latrines. The number of beneficiaries is 662 according to the application. We made adjustments to the budget. It increases the total project budget but this will only affec...

      You are right. Thank you for noticing the application mistake. The application has been corrected as the need is only for 110 latrines because 7 homes already have a latrines.

      The number of beneficiaries is 662 according to the application. We made adjustments to the budget. It increases the total project budget but this will only affect the UNICEF portion.

      Last year we worked with a higher price, because we were using different materials for the superstructure of the latrines. This year after evaluating the necessity and the request of many other communities in Trojes, we had to plan how to decrease the cost on the latrines
      We talked to the different communities to propose the idea of building their own superstructure out of adobe brick and they agreed to it. We are going to use a double pit system. They are installed in each home; the home owner helps with the construction, and carrying local material.

      Maria Regina Inestroza
      Pure Water for the World
      Central American Director

      • Rob Bell of El Porvenir

        Thanks... Good stuff. Any connection with the community agent program to the successful Circuit Rider program in Honduras? Rob

        Thanks... Good stuff.

        Any connection with the community agent program to the successful Circuit Rider program in Honduras?

        Rob

        • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

          “The short answer is “no.” However, we do have regular contact with our Community Stewards. I am aware of the Circuit Rider program and like the concept as projects become bigger. This is something we would like to do when we have multiple project locations. Carolyn Crowley Meub Executive Director Pure Water for the World

          “The short answer is “no.” However, we do have regular contact with our Community Stewards. I am aware of the Circuit Rider program and like the concept as projects become bigger. This is something we would like to do when we have multiple project locations.

          Carolyn Crowley Meub
          Executive Director
          Pure Water for the World

          • Rob Bell of El Porvenir

            We are looking at it as well, and hope to get their someday... Will be looking forward to hearing how it goes for you. Right now, we are in the same place as you with our train-the-trainer hygiene program. Rob

            We are looking at it as well, and hope to get their someday... Will be looking forward to hearing how it goes for you. Right now, we are in the same place as you with our train-the-trainer hygiene program.

            Rob

            • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

              Rob, I will share our experiences with the Circuit Rider once we implement the program... may not be as soon as I would like. Thank you for your obbservations. Carolyn

              Rob,

              I will share our experiences with the Circuit Rider once we implement the program... may not be as soon as I would like.

              Thank you for your obbservations.

              Carolyn

          • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

            Rob, I will share our experiences with the Circuit Rider once we implement the program... may not be as soon as I would like. Thank you for your obbservations. Carolyn

            Rob,

            I will share our experiences with the Circuit Rider once we implement the program... may not be as soon as I would like.

            Thank you for your obbservations.

            Carolyn

        • Rob Bell of El Porvenir

          We are looking at it as well, and hope to get their someday... Will be looking forward to hearing how it goes for you. Right now, we are in the same place as you with our train-the-trainer hygiene program. Rob

          We are looking at it as well, and hope to get their someday... Will be looking forward to hearing how it goes for you. Right now, we are in the same place as you with our train-the-trainer hygiene program.

          Rob

          • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

            Rob, I will share our experiences with the Circuit Rider once we implement the program... may not be as soon as I would like. Thank you for your obbservations. Carolyn

            Rob,

            I will share our experiences with the Circuit Rider once we implement the program... may not be as soon as I would like.

            Thank you for your obbservations.

            Carolyn

        • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

          Rob, I will share our experiences with the Circuit Rider once we implement the program... may not be as soon as I would like. Thank you for your obbservations. Carolyn

          Rob,

          I will share our experiences with the Circuit Rider once we implement the program... may not be as soon as I would like.

          Thank you for your obbservations.

          Carolyn

      • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

        “The short answer is “no.” However, we do have regular contact with our Community Stewards. I am aware of the Circuit Rider program and like the concept as projects become bigger. This is something we would like to do when we have multiple project locations. Carolyn Crowley Meub Executive Director Pure Water for the World

        “The short answer is “no.” However, we do have regular contact with our Community Stewards. I am aware of the Circuit Rider program and like the concept as projects become bigger. This is something we would like to do when we have multiple project locations.

        Carolyn Crowley Meub
        Executive Director
        Pure Water for the World

        • Rob Bell of El Porvenir

          We are looking at it as well, and hope to get their someday... Will be looking forward to hearing how it goes for you. Right now, we are in the same place as you with our train-the-trainer hygiene program. Rob

          We are looking at it as well, and hope to get their someday... Will be looking forward to hearing how it goes for you. Right now, we are in the same place as you with our train-the-trainer hygiene program.

          Rob

          • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

            Rob, I will share our experiences with the Circuit Rider once we implement the program... may not be as soon as I would like. Thank you for your obbservations. Carolyn

            Rob,

            I will share our experiences with the Circuit Rider once we implement the program... may not be as soon as I would like.

            Thank you for your obbservations.

            Carolyn

        • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

          Rob, I will share our experiences with the Circuit Rider once we implement the program... may not be as soon as I would like. Thank you for your obbservations. Carolyn

          Rob,

          I will share our experiences with the Circuit Rider once we implement the program... may not be as soon as I would like.

          Thank you for your obbservations.

          Carolyn

      • Rob Bell of El Porvenir

        We are looking at it as well, and hope to get their someday... Will be looking forward to hearing how it goes for you. Right now, we are in the same place as you with our train-the-trainer hygiene program. Rob

        We are looking at it as well, and hope to get their someday... Will be looking forward to hearing how it goes for you. Right now, we are in the same place as you with our train-the-trainer hygiene program.

        Rob

        • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

          Rob, I will share our experiences with the Circuit Rider once we implement the program... may not be as soon as I would like. Thank you for your obbservations. Carolyn

          Rob,

          I will share our experiences with the Circuit Rider once we implement the program... may not be as soon as I would like.

          Thank you for your obbservations.

          Carolyn

      • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

        Rob, I will share our experiences with the Circuit Rider once we implement the program... may not be as soon as I would like. Thank you for your obbservations. Carolyn

        Rob,

        I will share our experiences with the Circuit Rider once we implement the program... may not be as soon as I would like.

        Thank you for your obbservations.

        Carolyn

    • Rob Bell of El Porvenir

      Thanks... Good stuff. Any connection with the community agent program to the successful Circuit Rider program in Honduras? Rob

      Thanks... Good stuff.

      Any connection with the community agent program to the successful Circuit Rider program in Honduras?

      Rob

      • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

        “The short answer is “no.” However, we do have regular contact with our Community Stewards. I am aware of the Circuit Rider program and like the concept as projects become bigger. This is something we would like to do when we have multiple project locations. Carolyn Crowley Meub Executive Director Pure Water for the World

        “The short answer is “no.” However, we do have regular contact with our Community Stewards. I am aware of the Circuit Rider program and like the concept as projects become bigger. This is something we would like to do when we have multiple project locations.

        Carolyn Crowley Meub
        Executive Director
        Pure Water for the World

        • Rob Bell of El Porvenir

          We are looking at it as well, and hope to get their someday... Will be looking forward to hearing how it goes for you. Right now, we are in the same place as you with our train-the-trainer hygiene program. Rob

          We are looking at it as well, and hope to get their someday... Will be looking forward to hearing how it goes for you. Right now, we are in the same place as you with our train-the-trainer hygiene program.

          Rob

          • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

            Rob, I will share our experiences with the Circuit Rider once we implement the program... may not be as soon as I would like. Thank you for your obbservations. Carolyn

            Rob,

            I will share our experiences with the Circuit Rider once we implement the program... may not be as soon as I would like.

            Thank you for your obbservations.

            Carolyn

        • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

          Rob, I will share our experiences with the Circuit Rider once we implement the program... may not be as soon as I would like. Thank you for your obbservations. Carolyn

          Rob,

          I will share our experiences with the Circuit Rider once we implement the program... may not be as soon as I would like.

          Thank you for your obbservations.

          Carolyn

      • Rob Bell of El Porvenir

        We are looking at it as well, and hope to get their someday... Will be looking forward to hearing how it goes for you. Right now, we are in the same place as you with our train-the-trainer hygiene program. Rob

        We are looking at it as well, and hope to get their someday... Will be looking forward to hearing how it goes for you. Right now, we are in the same place as you with our train-the-trainer hygiene program.

        Rob

        • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

          Rob, I will share our experiences with the Circuit Rider once we implement the program... may not be as soon as I would like. Thank you for your obbservations. Carolyn

          Rob,

          I will share our experiences with the Circuit Rider once we implement the program... may not be as soon as I would like.

          Thank you for your obbservations.

          Carolyn

      • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

        Rob, I will share our experiences with the Circuit Rider once we implement the program... may not be as soon as I would like. Thank you for your obbservations. Carolyn

        Rob,

        I will share our experiences with the Circuit Rider once we implement the program... may not be as soon as I would like.

        Thank you for your obbservations.

        Carolyn

    • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

      “The short answer is “no.” However, we do have regular contact with our Community Stewards. I am aware of the Circuit Rider program and like the concept as projects become bigger. This is something we would like to do when we have multiple project locations. Carolyn Crowley Meub Executive Director Pure Water for the World

      “The short answer is “no.” However, we do have regular contact with our Community Stewards. I am aware of the Circuit Rider program and like the concept as projects become bigger. This is something we would like to do when we have multiple project locations.

      Carolyn Crowley Meub
      Executive Director
      Pure Water for the World

      • Rob Bell of El Porvenir

        We are looking at it as well, and hope to get their someday... Will be looking forward to hearing how it goes for you. Right now, we are in the same place as you with our train-the-trainer hygiene program. Rob

        We are looking at it as well, and hope to get their someday... Will be looking forward to hearing how it goes for you. Right now, we are in the same place as you with our train-the-trainer hygiene program.

        Rob

        • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

          Rob, I will share our experiences with the Circuit Rider once we implement the program... may not be as soon as I would like. Thank you for your obbservations. Carolyn

          Rob,

          I will share our experiences with the Circuit Rider once we implement the program... may not be as soon as I would like.

          Thank you for your obbservations.

          Carolyn

      • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

        Rob, I will share our experiences with the Circuit Rider once we implement the program... may not be as soon as I would like. Thank you for your obbservations. Carolyn

        Rob,

        I will share our experiences with the Circuit Rider once we implement the program... may not be as soon as I would like.

        Thank you for your obbservations.

        Carolyn

    • Rob Bell of El Porvenir

      We are looking at it as well, and hope to get their someday... Will be looking forward to hearing how it goes for you. Right now, we are in the same place as you with our train-the-trainer hygiene program. Rob

      We are looking at it as well, and hope to get their someday... Will be looking forward to hearing how it goes for you. Right now, we are in the same place as you with our train-the-trainer hygiene program.

      Rob

      • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

        Rob, I will share our experiences with the Circuit Rider once we implement the program... may not be as soon as I would like. Thank you for your obbservations. Carolyn

        Rob,

        I will share our experiences with the Circuit Rider once we implement the program... may not be as soon as I would like.

        Thank you for your obbservations.

        Carolyn

    • Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

      Rob, I will share our experiences with the Circuit Rider once we implement the program... may not be as soon as I would like. Thank you for your obbservations. Carolyn

      Rob,

      I will share our experiences with the Circuit Rider once we implement the program... may not be as soon as I would like.

      Thank you for your obbservations.

      Carolyn

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    The two points which are not wholly convincing to me are
    1) the amont of water per family that will be made available by the system envisioned.The access of the population to untreated water appears uneven.
    2) the amount and care of maintenance for the filters may render the system vulnerable in the long or even relatively short run.

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    Nice project to deliver maximum impact with appropriate technology.

  • Rating: 7

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    Great job! My only concern is the distance from the water source to have a pour flush toilet, but if the community chose it, then that's an important factor!

  • Rating: 8

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    Good use of resources, complete WASH program. Nice to see.

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  • Rating: 8

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    People drinking untreated river water for human consumption with known ope-defecation taking place is a serious health hazard. The biosand filters are exceptional at removing pathgens, as long as the filter medi is installed correctly and maintenance is carried out as scheduled. In some cases, the lack of proper maintenance at the household level is the weakest link. I look forward to reading more about the adoption of hte latrines into communities and use of biosolids for fertilizing trees. Very interesting concept but is it acceptable to the community?

Name Status Completion Date Amount Assigned
Clean water, hygiene education and sanitation for three communities in Trojes, Honduras Complete - Success, Late Jul 2011 $25,000