La Concordia and San Rafael del Norte Districts, Nicaragua
about the project
The largest and poorest country in Central America, Nicaragua is home to over 6 million people. Coffee farming has been an important part of the history and economy of the country, and it's one of the country's principle products. 32% of the rural population in Nicaragua currently doesn’t have access to clean drinking water.
Project Waterfall partnered with Water for People in 2016 to support their mission to bring clean water to the communities living in the La Concordia and San Rafael del Norte districts of Nicaragua. This far reaching project aims to help 30,384 people across 81 communities, 71 schools and 8 clinics gain access to clean water and sanitation by 2020
Our partners, Water for People, have an ambitious model to bring clean water to 'Everyone Forever,' and work towards this goal on a district by district basis. 'Everyone Forever' in Nicaragua involves working with local communities and governments to establish sustainable water services and sanitation across the district.
Clean drinking water: The project aims to build a gravity flow system to pipe clean drinking water into every household, school and clinic in the districts.
Sustainable sanitation: It will carry out a district wide campaign which empowers communities to take charge of their own future when it comes to sanitation, including micro-loans to rehabilitate household latrines.
Education: Project managers will work closely with schools and local communities to implement a cultural and educational support network for healthy and hygienic practices throughout the community. Children can apply what they learn in school over the whole course of their lifetimes.
We will continue to develop our partnership with Water For People and support their mission to reach 'Everyone, Forever' in the La Concordia and San Rafael del Norte districts of Nicaragua. Please join us in supporting this ambitious and far reaching project.