This project will provide safe drinking water and hygiene education to the 505 residents of the community of Boqueron K'asa, located in the valleys of central Bolivia.
Water For People--Bolivia has been working in the Tiraque municipality since 2000 and enjoys a close working relationship with the local government office, the local NGO partner, Lemag, and the communities. The municipality of Tiraque constructed two storage tanks last year and this project will finalize the drinking water system for the community.
LocationCochabamba, Central, Bolivia
Primary Focus: Drinking Water - Community
Secondary Focus: Hygiene Education
People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 505
101 families will receive safe drinking water through this initiative and 1 public tap will be built.
School Children Getting Water:
People Getting Sanitation: 0
People Getting Other Benefits:
Start Date: 2007-01-01
Completion Date: 2007-07-01
Spring capture with two storage tanks, 17 km of pipe, and 101 household taps.
The first stage of the project, the protection of the springs and the tank construction, has already occured. This second phase will lay the pipes and build the taps.
The community had been requesting a water system from the municipality of Tiraque for several years. In 2006, the municipality included the cost of a spring protection and two storage tanks in its operational plan. This has been completed, however, the community still needs the pipeline and household taps. The people of Boqueron K'asa have been very involved in this project they began expressing demand a few years ago, and remain heavily involved in the non-qualified labor.
Training in hygiene education with an emphasis on hand-washing, operations and maintenance, and financial management will also occur with this project.
There will be a lot of emphasis on financial management training and sanitation-generation, with the idea that money from the water tariff will not only cover the cost of cleaning supplies, spares, and a plumber's salary, but that the community will be able to save money for a sanitation project.
The maintenance costs include a plumber's monthly salary ($40) and a reserve for spare parts. A tariff will be assessed with the full partipation of the community to cover spare parts, cleaning materials, and the salary of the plumber.
Maintenance Cost: $680
Prior art before metrics
Administrative Expenditures: $160
Educational Materials: $378
Co Funding Amount: $16,356
The municipality of Tiraque ($9144), the community ($3837), and Water For People ($3375).
Community Contribution Amount: $3,837
Community cost contributions vary a bit per family, but tend to be around $20 per family for a total of $2020. The remaining amount ($1817) is in-kind.