Thursday, 17 April 2014

Safe water for 229,000 people and counting….

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This just in: We’ve now brought safe water to 229,852 people in Nicaragua, in more than 400 villages as of the end of March!

 

Thank you Pentair Foundation for helping us empower these communities with safer water and better health! We’re well on our way to reaching our goal of 250,000 people by June.

For the past 4 years, CTI has been helping rural farming communities in Nicaragua gain safe water with our Water Chlorinator—an inexpensive system made of PVC piping that produces clean water for an entire village for just pennies per day. Working throughout Western Nicaragua, our program manager and his staff train rural communities to build, install and maintain chlorinators. To expand our reach, we partner with Nicaragua-based development organizations (EOS International and Self-Help International) that install chlorinators in additional regions of the country. We also partner with the Nicaraguan Health Ministry, which accompanies our staff to the villages to provide communities with health and sanitation education.

WATERGOAL-13The Nicaraguan communities are highly invested in the program. In each village, we partner with formal water committees, called CAPs. The CAPs purchase the Water Chlorinators, maintain the systems, and collect a few cents from families in the village to fund the replacement chlorine tablets each month. Communities with our Water Chlorinator have experienced major health improvements and are extremely proud of their achievements.

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