Wastewater treatment in rural





History Logs

Project Description

Region: South America

Country: Brazil

Location: Lins-SP

Total Budget: $39,202

Area of Focus: Water and sanitation

Digesters are underground sanitary appliances, work by fermentation of microorganisms transforms the organic matter in fecal minerals.

Farmers and their families benefit from this project, reside in rural areas where there is no drinking water but use the water wells "rednecks" and use the famous fossa "black" that contaminates the soil and groundwater contained in the water table and obviously the wells. Thus, there is the imminent possibility of these people, for disease arising from infection transmitted through urine, faeces and water as hepatitis, cholera, salmonellosis and other. We think that with the use of this device will improve rural sanitation, develop organic agriculture and the possibility of better profits by selling their products.

These families survive planting and selling vegetables, fruits. We think that improving the living conditions of the whole family will benefit, allowing development work and obtaining better quality agricultural products, thus increasing the family income.

We know that one of the goals of the RI regard to the environment, to water and sanitation resources, so we set up this Global Grant Project, knowing that we are contributing to improving the health and natural resources. Still, farmers work getting more profit and maintaining their families in the countryside, and we are saving the water from the water table and its probable contamination, minimizing spending on chemical fertilizers and eliminating the open sewage that pollutes the environment and places people's health at risk.

With the acquisition of equipment, farmers will enter the workforce, installing the equipment. There will be supervision of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Sustainability, Lins City Hall that will provide technical support, monitoring and supervision work.

The total budget is Y$30.000,00.

Primary Host Partner

District: 4480

Rotary Club of: Lins

Primary Contact: Hemerson Calgaro

Email: hemerfc@yahoo.com.br

Primary International Partner

District: 5790

Rotary Club of: Flower Mound

Primary Contact: Mike Sherwood

Email: mcsherwood@verizon.net

Project Status

This project is "Completed". This means the project has been implemented and the report was accepted by The Rotary Foundation. The project will stay listed on this website as a testimony of the achievements of the project partners.

Project listed for the 2016-17 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #1744832.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Lins (4480)





Flower Mound (5790)





Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






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

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

Project Supporting Documents





Project Photos

History Log Entries


System Entry

Creation of project page.


System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $14,975 with $1,000 DDF by Mike Sherwood of the Rotary Club of Flower Mound, District 5790.


System Entry

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".


by Hemerson Calgaro

System Entry: Application Sent to The Rotary Foundation through Member Access.


by Hemerson Calgaro


The application has been approved by The Rotary Foundation;

All the project partners should send their contribution to The Rotary Foundation;

to send the payee information form to The Rotary Foundation


by Hemerson Calgaro

System Entry: Application approved by The Rotary Foundation.


by Hemerson Calgaro

How can I add more two clubs partners from D.4480? Each one has donate 1100,00.




by Hemerson Calgaro

Hi Fellows! We need that the Governor Mary Ann McDuff do the autorization to continous the Global Grants!


by Hemerson Calgaro

hi fellows!

we need the autorization of Mary Ann McDuff Governor to continuous the project!!!


Hemerson F Calgaro

RC de lins

D4480 - Brasil


by Hemerson Calgaro

Hi fellows Mike and Sharron!

Please, we need the autorization again to continuous the project!!!

thank you!!!

Hemerson F Calgaro

RC de Lins

D4480 - Brasil


by Hemerson Calgaro

Hello my friends Mike and Sharron!

Please, we need the autorization again to continuous the project!!!

Thank you!!!

Hemerson F Calgaro

RC de Lins

D4480 - Brasil


by Hemerson Calgaro

Hello my friends Mike and Sharron!

Please, we need the autorization again to continuous the project!!!

Thank you!!!

Hemerson F Calgaro

RC de Lins

D4480 - Brasil


by Hemerson Calgaro

Hi everbody!!!!!!!

I Write to you just to say that the project was sent do Rotary Fundation!!!

We hope all right!

Best regards and thank you!!!


by Hemerson Calgaro

The request now is about the legal agreement. We need to this to continuous!!!



by Hemerson Calgaro

Dear Rotarians Hemerson Calgaro and Mike Sherwood:

Congratulations! Your global grant application GG1744832 for funding to help provide biodigesters for household wastewater treatment and training in hygiene and disease prevention to farming families in a rural area of Lins, SP, Brazil, submitted by RC Lins and RC Flower Mound, has been approved by The Rotary Foundation. The award is in the amount of US$39,203.

This letter serves as formal notification of your grant approval and explains what you must do to receive grant payment. It also contains links to the terms and conditions of your grant as well as guidelines for administering it.


by Hemerson Calgaro

Dear Rotarians,

I would like to inform you about the last payment requirement for Global Grant 1744832.

The amount of US$ 18,375.00 in pledged cash contributions from the following Rotary Clubs, are still pending.

Please be advised that the below amounts include the 5% extra support needed if the contributions are to be send to the Foundation to be processed.


Flower Mound:15,723.75



If these contributions are to be deposited directly to the grant’s bank account, all I need is a copy of the bank statement showing said deposit.If not, please let me know when we can expect for the contributions to be received at the Foundation.

Your prompt response will be greatly appreciated.

Jaime J. Ruiz

Regional Grants Payment Coordinator


by Hemerson Calgaro

e-mail from RF: May, 6 / 2017.

Dear Rotary:

Payment of the Global Grant GG1744832 was forwarded by The Rotary Foundation to the bank account provided by the grant sponsors. See payment details below:

Processing date: 2017-05-05

The first report of the allowance must be delivered within one year of the date of payment and subsequent reports are required every 12 months thereafter. A final report must be submitted within two months of the completion of the activity. To complete the reports, log in to My Rotary and go to the grant application tool.

We ask that you take a few minutes to respond to the survey on Global Grant payment:

Survey on payment of Global Grant


Susan Doxtator


by Hemerson Calgaro

Hello fellows of Rotary Club fo Flower Mound and Lins !!!

Today we walked in the rural area of Lins and fill the register of little farmers of our project, Wastewater treatment in rural area.

The reality is impressive. Fosas constructed near plantations and without the concrete floor, that is, they are black cesspits, with high capacity of contamination of the ground and underground water. This directly interferes with the health of farmers and ours, who consume the food produced with this water.

I hope to finalize this survey in May to purchase equipment for treatment of domestic effluents, or sewage.

We are grateful for trusting in this project!

Hemerson F Calgaro


by Hemerson Calgaro

Hi fellows!!!

We are working to start our project!! In june we are bying the equipaments to Wastewater treatment in rural area from Lins.

About 60 farmers (80 houses; 293 persons) will be beneficiados with this project. And, the enviroment, deep water and the soil will be too!

We are working that still this month (june) we start the project with the training of PERSONAL HYGIENE AND WATER AND FOOD CONSUMPTION AND WASTE PRACTICES, and instalations of some equipaments. The training will be happen in june 22, most likely.

That´s it!

Big hugs!!!

Hemerson Calgaro


by Hemerson Calgaro

Hi fellows!!!

Yes, the instalations of septic tanks were started! See the pictures!

And I wrote the text about the project!

Soon, I send more pictures!


Hemerson F Calgaro


by Hemerson Calgaro

Hi partners!!! I did the intermediate report in My Rotary. Please see it and say some to me that has to be better!

our project has the ability to intervene instantly in people's lives, environment and health!

Next week will we start the avaluation and monitoring.

Best regards!

Hemerson F Calgaro

RC from Lins


by Hemerson Calgaro

Good morning, fellows!!!

We need that you verify the intermediary report (GG 1744832 - Wastewater treatment in rural area) on My Rotary website and authorize.

The president of Rotary Club fo Flower Mound, Mary Jacoby, must do this!!!!

The Best regards!!! Thank you!!!

Hemerson Calgaro


by Hemerson Calgaro

Good morning fellows!!!

We´ve got to end of our project. We are in final report and is requered the president autorization!!!

Please, verify and say something to improve our report of project!

Mike. Did you receive the material sent to mail?

Merry Crystmans and Happy new year to all that believe in possible change to better the world!!!!

We thanks fellows of RC de Flower Mound!!!

See you!! best regards!!!

Hemerson F Calgaro


by Hemerson Calgaro

The report and financial documentation have been reviewed and accepted. The Foundation will now mark the grant closed.It is marvellous to know that these families have better sanitation for their homes and contamination of the soil and local water sources have been reduced through this grant project. Your cooperation in fulfilling these reporting requirements is greatly appreciated, and we encourage you to share your successful global grant activities on Rotary Showcase.Many thanks to all the Rotarians who gave their time, funds, and expertise to implement this grant. Your contributions support The Rotary Foundation's mission to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.S.Doxtator


by Hemerson Calgaro

System Entry: Payment has been issued by The Rotary Foundation.


by Hemerson Calgaro

System Entry: Final Report sent to The Rotary Foundation.


by Hemerson Calgaro

System Entry: Final Report approved by The Rotary Foundation.

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