Guatemala Project Fair





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Project Description

Country: Guatemala

Location: Antigua, Guatemala

Total Budget: $3,000

Area of Focus: Water and sanitation

Activity Type: Water: Volunteer Services

Summary: Travel to attend the Rotary Project Fair in Guatemala to solicit funding partners for La Vega clean water project.

Daybreak Rotary is requesting funds for club members to travel to and participate in the "Uniendo America" Project Fair for Districts 4240-4250. As of 3/18/19, six Daybreak Rotarians (and potentially 1 Rotaracter) are committed to participate in the Project Fair in January, 2020. The primary activity is to inform attendees about the La Vega water system global grant project and seek commitments for additional grant funding.

The proposed La Vega water system will include a deep well, holding tank, and distribution to approximately 400 homes, at a cost of approximately $300,000. Because a budget of this magnitude is beyond the reach of our Club and the Northwest Montana Sustainable Global Coalition, it is necessary to attract more financing partners - both individual Rotary Clubs and Districts. Attendees at this Project Fair represent clubs from all over North America, that are looking for projects.

Daybreak Rotarians participated in the 2018 & 2019 Uniendo America Project Fairs, with the primary purpose of featuring the La Vega water project. We worked alongside Rotarians from Kalispell Noon and Mazatenango to seek additional funding partners for the La Vega water system grant. We succeeded in securing financial commitments from clubs and districts. We anticipate a large turnout for the 2020 Uniendos America Project Fair in Antigua, and it will be extremely helpful to have numerous Daybreak Rotary members on staff to promote the project.

The budget for the La Vega water system grant application is over $300,000. To date approximately 1/3 of the funds needed have been raised. Participating in the 2020 Uniendos America Project Fair will provide access to a large number of potential Rotary donors.

Grant funds will be used for lodging (6 people at $300 per person) and registration (6 people at $200 per person) at the project fair. All additional expenses will be assumed by the respective

Project Contact Person

District: 5390

Rotary Club of: Kalispell Daybreak

Primary Contact: Doug Russell

Email: drussell@kalispell.com

Project Status

This project is "Signed". This means that the signatures from the club leadership have been collected. This project is now being reviewed by the district leadership for approval. Once a decision is made, the status of the project will be changed to "Approved".

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Kalispell Daybreak (5390)









DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

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History Log Entries


by Doug Russell

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Doug Russell

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Doug Russell

System Entry: Project signed by Doug Russell.


by Sue Carstens

System Entry: Project reverted to "Submitted" - Jane Karas added to the list of signatories.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Jane Karas.

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