plan 4Water and Sanitation for 2 villages

Summary

Water and sanitation for 2 communities - Yuca and San Francisco

Background

El Porvenir has 16 years of experience in development of small rural community water and sanitation projects in Nicaragua.

Location

Camoapa, Boaco, Nicaragua

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Focus

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

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 139

Number of families: 14
Number of children:33

School Children Getting Water: 0

Not a school well project, but 33 children will get water at home

People Getting Sanitation: 271

Number of families: 43

People Getting Other Benefits: 271

Reforestation, hygiene education

Application Type: Program Funding

Start Date: 2005-01-30

Completion Date: 2005-12-30

Technology Used:

Improved hand rope pumps, modified traditional pit latrines.

Phases:

These projects are staged in two phases, latrines first, then water.

Community Organization:

All communities are organised with an elected local committee that coordinates the work with El Porvenir. The projects were initially solicited by the community. Community is responsible for all tools loaned and materials delivered for the project, and is trained for long-term maintenance. Community owns water project site (legalization of site by attorney is a prerequisite to development.)

Government Interaction:

Ancillary activities:

El Porvenir has reforesters and community health/hygiene educators in each region who follow up after project construction to help provide long-term sustainability to the projects.

Other Issues:

El Porvenir has worked for many years in three municipalites of Nicaragua, has a small local office in each, and local personnel. We are well known in these areas and communities readily find us to ask for financing for projects, and for follow up. These four projects are in two remote villages in the rural area of Camoapa.

Maintenance Revenue:

Community commitees collect funds when needed for minor repairs to rope pump. Latrine maintenance and repair is family responsibility..

Maintenance Cost: $3

Metrics:

Prior art before metrics

Cost: $13,337

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Co Funding Amount: $2,100

UMCOR $1083.96
Episcopal Relief and Development $1,016.25

Community Contribution Amount:

Well siting, manual skilled and unskilled labour, wooden posts for latrine houses, local sand or rock as available.

Fund Requested: $11,237

Implementing Organization:

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    Project Background??

    Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

    You wrote about your Organisation and not about this specific project...

    You wrote about your Organisation and not about this specific project...

    • Rob Bell of El Porvenir

      You are right! This was my first attempt to post anything on Peerwater and I wrote about the organization, thinking that was the appropriate entry there. The project is actually 4 projects, one well and one latrine project in each of two small rural villages in Nicaragua. The wells were hand-dug by the villagers, as were the latrine p...

      You are right! This was my first attempt to post anything on Peerwater and I wrote about the organization, thinking that was the appropriate entry there.
      The project is actually 4 projects, one well and one latrine project in each of two small rural villages in Nicaragua. The wells were hand-dug by the villagers, as were the latrine pits. the community constructed the well lining, well ring, skirt, drainage channel, and top, participated in installing the rope pump on top, and fenced the well with barbed wire and living fence posts. The community members lined their latrine pits with concrete block, covered the hole with a precast concrete slab and seat, and built a zinc latrine house with zinc roof and door. The latrines have a vent tube out of the back of the pit to reduce odor.

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    what do you really want to do?

    Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

    I can only assume, that you want to fix/improve some wells and create/improve some latrines, but how many? for whom? everybody in the village? every family? thanks for your work! :)

    I can only assume, that you want to fix/improve some wells and create/improve some latrines, but how many?
    for whom? everybody in the village? every family?

    thanks for your work! :)

    • Rob Bell of El Porvenir

      See above answer. The project in Yuca was a well and 26 latrines, in San Francisco a well and 17 latrines. These projects were solicited and carried out by the communities. The budget includes follow-up reforestation of each local area, and ongoing community health and hygiene education, both carried out by El Porvenir staff.

      See above answer. The project in Yuca was a well and 26 latrines, in San Francisco a well and 17 latrines. These projects were solicited and carried out by the communities. The budget includes follow-up reforestation of each local area, and ongoing community health and hygiene education, both carried out by El Porvenir staff.

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    children per family

    Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

    how do your families look like? 2 children per family with 10 members?? strange figures....

    how do your families look like?
    2 children per family with 10 members??
    strange figures....

    • Rob Bell of El Porvenir

      I am not sure what figures you are looking at. The four projects (well and latrines in each village) serve a total of 43 families, in which there are 271 people. This is 6.3 persons per family.

      I am not sure what figures you are looking at. The four projects (well and latrines in each village) serve a total of 43 families, in which there are 271 people. This is 6.3 persons per family.

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    maintenance cost?

    Meera Hira-Smith of Project Well

    The maintenance in the first two years may be low that may increase later, isn't annual average maintenance cost of $3 a bit too little?

    The maintenance in the first two years may be low that may increase later, isn't annual average maintenance cost of $3 a bit too little?

    • Rob Bell of El Porvenir

      This figure was a generalization to cover four projects. The costs of maintaining a rope pump are very low, and the figure of $3 is the cost of a new rope. If the pump needed a new rope every year that would be the cost. Other possible maintenance costs include repairing the handle or any metal part of the rope pump which might break, a...

      This figure was a generalization to cover four projects. The costs of maintaining a rope pump are very low, and the figure of $3 is the cost of a new rope. If the pump needed a new rope every year that would be the cost. Other possible maintenance costs include repairing the handle or any metal part of the rope pump which might break, a welding job, also about $2 or $3 at the welder in town (the villagers remove the pump and bring it into town on horseback or in an oxcart). Latrine maintenace consists of cleaning the floor slab and seat with soap and water, throwing ashes from their cookfire down into the hole periodically, and therefore there is no calculable cost for latrine maintenance.

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    Cost of system?

    Rick McGowan of East Meets West Foundation

    I can' t open the budget file (it might be my internet connection here in Vietnam) so forgive me if this is answered in the budget detail. But the cost of the system seems quite high per family or per beneficiary, especially given the technology. If my figures are correct, it comes out to around $300 per family, or about five times the cos...

    I can' t open the budget file (it might be my internet connection here in Vietnam) so forgive me if this is answered in the budget detail. But the cost of the system seems quite high per family or per beneficiary, especially given the technology. If my figures are correct, it comes out to around $300 per family, or about five times the cost of a full-on piped water system in Indonesia, for example. What costs so much?

    • Rob Bell of El Porvenir

      Hello, sorry you can't open the budget, if you could you would see that it is for $11,237.68 and not $50,000. The budget covers two communities, a well and latrines in each, for a total cost per person of $21.53 for water or $30.43 for sanitation. (Water projects serve 139 persons, latrine projects serve 271, including the 139 plus other...

      Hello, sorry you can't open the budget, if you could you would see that it is for $11,237.68 and not $50,000. The budget covers two communities, a well and latrines in each, for a total cost per person of $21.53 for water or $30.43 for sanitation. (Water projects serve 139 persons, latrine projects serve 271, including the 139 plus other sectors of these communities which have a potable water source already.
      The $50,000 budget was uploaded in error and I can't get rid of the title, but when opened it is in fact the $11,237 budget. Sorry about technical problem.

  • Rating: 6

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    The outline is strong, but more details will help. How will the hand rope pumps be improved? How else will you be getting water to people?

  • Rating: 4

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    you didn't precisely tell what you want to do??

  • Rating: 4

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    Honestly, it seems to be such a simple and straightforward project that the only criteria I have to judge its success is the track record of El Porvenir. If that is as good as they say, then I imagine this project too will be successful. However, I'm concerned about the cost of the system on a per-person or per-family basis. It seems quite high. So that's why I gave it a fair rating.

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    Lack of documentation of chemical quality of water.

Name Status Completion Date Amount Assigned
Water and Sanitation for 2 villages in Camoapa Complete - Successful Mar 2008 $11,237