Construction of 1 well, 30 latrines, and 1 electric pumping water system in El Bordo and La Ceibita, Nicaragua

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Narrative

Update: July 20, 2007: the well and latrines have been completed in El Bordo. No photos yet available, soon...

Update: June 2008: The electric pumping water system is just finishing up. Water is now available to all families in their homes, but some details remain like installing water meters in each home.

Update: October 2008: The project is now complete and up and running.

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    Rob Bell ( El Porvenir ) 7 Months after completion 27 Jul, 2008

    Note for internal use

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 31 Dec, 2007 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 Jan, 2007 Preparation Phase

Construction of 1 well, 30 latrines, and 1 electric pumping water system in El Bordo and La Ceibita, Nicaragua

Narrative

Update: July 20, 2007: the well and latrines have been completed in El Bordo. No photos yet available, soon...

Update: June 2008: The electric pumping water system is just finishing up. Water is now available to all families in their homes, but some details remain like installing water meters in each home.

Update: October 2008: The project is now complete and up and running.

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

Electric pumping water project beneficiaries pay monthly stipend in anticipation of system repairs and to cover the monthly electric bill. Well project beneficiaries pay for repairs as needed by community colection.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

After project construction, water project communities are invited to participate in reforestation. Those who want to do so will develop seedling nurseries, transplant in the rainy season, and maintain the plantations under barbed wire fence and "no burn" protection for three years minimum. Reforestation project includes construction of fuel-saving, smoke-free stoves in the homes of reforestation participants (and eventually others). Community health educators will visit all projects after construction to teach hygience (handwashing e.g.) and encourage ongoing maintenance and repair of all projects, strengthen local committees, etc.

In order to measure the impact of our projects, we collect data several times a year from clinics serving rural districts where we have a high concentration of projects: number of visits due to diarrhea, etc. As the number decreases we feel that hygiene education has been effective.

For further information, please review our web site: http://www.elporvenir.org

Impact

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 190

35 families will help build their own wells and water systems.

School Children Getting Water: 700

People Getting Sanitation: 180

30 families will help build their own latrines.

People Getting Other Benefits: 310

310 people will receive health and hygiene education, training in long term maintenance of projects, opportunity to take part in reforestation of microwatersheds

Funding

Funded:
$11,000
Final Cost:
$9,850
$11,000:
Blue Planet Network

Plan/Proposal