Construction of a sanitation project in Peña de Cáfe, Camoapa, Nicaragua.

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Narrative

All 30 latrines in Peña de Cafe are complete as of December of 2008. The community and El Porvenir wish to thank Blue Planet Run for their support for this project.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 31 Dec, 2008 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 Jan, 2008 Preparation Phase

Construction of a sanitation project in Peña de Cáfe, Camoapa, Nicaragua.

Narrative

All 30 latrines in Peña de Cafe are complete as of December of 2008. The community and El Porvenir wish to thank Blue Planet Run for their support for this project.

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

Well project beneficiaries pay for repairs as needed by community collection.

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 in Jan-March, transplant in the rainy season May-June, 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 the best 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: 38

People Getting Sanitation: 284

30 latrines will be built in Peña de Cáfe, Campoapa. 2 wells in Peña de Cáfe have been financed in previous Blue Planet grants.

People Getting Other Benefits: 284

All beneficiaries will receive hygiene and sanitary education, training in long term maintenance of projects, and the opportunity to take part in reforestation of microwatersheds in their communities. The education component will occur in 2008, reforestation will likely start in 2009, when the water component is complete.

Funding

Funded:
$8,151
$8,151:
Blue Planet Network

Plan/Proposal