Completed Projects

There are now over 7,000 people,over half of them children, with safe water and hygienic sanitation at their homes. For the vast majority this outcome is beyond their wildest dreams. Their lives have been forever transformed.


Las Mesas Sur, Matagalpa (1)

154 homes


Construct 70 VIP latrines

Villa Siquia, Palwas


Construction of 41 VIP latrines

El Platanillal

48 residences and 4 institutions (two in houses) plus a church and school

46 families composed of 188 inhabitants

The residents of El Platinillal have no access to clean drinking water. This is a rural community with a high poverty rate (82% of the population earns an average of $85 US per month.) The need is to build a new water and sanitation system to provide access to clean water and sanitation services in a sustainable way.

Jardin del Eden (1)

50 families and 1 primary school

216 inhabitants (97 women and 119 men)

Due to excessive population growth, the gravity-flow water system built in 2007 is not able to provide clean water to about one/third of the current population, especially children and the elderly. The main objective of the project is to rehabilitate and extend the current water system in a sustainable way in order to reduce the risks in case of natural disasters, and supply water to the growing community in a sustainable way.


69 residences plus a school & a church

281 people, including 147 men and 134 women

Ocotal needs to replace a water system that was constructed several years ago and has deteriorated badly over the last few years




Calderon is a rural community located in the central part of the Atlantic Autonomos Region South. 57% of families do subsistence farming--corn, beans, yucas & malangas 71% obtain & use untreated water from rivulets & river edges Calderon needs 7800 gallons/day to meet WHO standards. The spring which has been encapsulated provides 13,900 gallons/day.

La Esperanza Rancho Grande



La Esperanza is divided into 3 sectors, each sector separated from the others. Each is like a neighborhood. They are called 1) El Triunfo. 2) El Carmen. 3) La Esperanza. The population census of 2005 categorized the entire La Esperanza community as one of severe poverty. La Esperanza is over 150 miles from Rio Blanco. It takes 8 hours to reach by truck and approximately 10 hours by bus. To reach the Municipality of Rancho Grande from La Esperanza takes an hour & a half by vehicle. There is no public transport. From Rancho Grande there is a truck/bus to within 2-3 miles of La Esperanza. People walk the rest of the way

Las Maderas



Las Maderas is a sector of the larger community of Las Mercedes and is within the municipality of Matagalpa. Most families engage in subsistence agriculture raising such products as corn, beans,potatoes. They sell surplus products in Matagalpa. 97% of families own their home.

El Achiote Kuskawas



El Achiote Kuskawas is located in the municipality of Rancho Grande in the northeast portion of the District of Matagalpa. Completion of this project solves their great need for access to abundant quantities of safe water as well as hygienic sanitation.

Valle de Casa



84% of population do subsistence farming and are involved in cultivating corn & beans mainly. This project was completed in record time by the villagers in spite of very steep and very rock laden soil All labor for the project was provided by villagers with no monetary compensation.
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