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 "Approved". This means the application has been approved by The Rotary Foundation, and the project is ready for implementation.

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.

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