The NGO Agua Para La Vida recently sent the Ann Campana Judge Foundation (ACJF) a final report for a project it partially supported: Water Supply and Sanitation Project for the community of Boca de Poteca, Municipality of Wiwilí Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua.
This report documents the successful completion of the project Water Supply and Sanitation Project for the Community of Boca de Poteca, Municipality of Wiwilí Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua.
This project was implemented by Agua Para La Vida Nicaragua (APLVN) and the community of Boca de Poteca, who worked hand-in-hand over the 5 month period, from April 1st to August 9th of 2016. The ultimate direct beneficiaries are 38 families, one primary school and one evangelical church, for a total of 153 people (71 women and 82 men). The total budget of U$75,087 was funded by multiple donors as shown below:
Ann Campana Judge Foundation
Agua Para La Vida
Municipality of Wiwilí Nueva Segovia
Community of Boca de Poteca
Detailed information is presented for both the physical infrastructure constructed during the project, as well as activities carried out to empower the community members of Boca de Poteca. Each family contributed 45 days of work to earn their right to the water supply service and the following components of the project were successfully completed:
construction of 40 water connections
construction of 40 latrines
development of the Water and Sanitation Committee
community health and hygiene education programs
protection and reforestation of 0.69 hectares of land around the water source
On project completion, the project activities were 100% implemented and everything was set in place in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of the project.
APLV runs an excellent technical school for potable water, Escuela Técnica de Agua Potable. ETAP, created in 1996, has a rigorous, 2-year curriculum to train young Nicaraguan men and women to become potable water technicians. We are trying to replicate ETAP in Honduras.
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