G-1270

Adopt A Village Water project

Description

Financing

Documents

Photos

History Logs

Project Description

Region: Central America

Country: Honduras

Location: St. Helene, Roatan

Total Budget: $157,425

Area of Focus: Water and sanitation


The remote Caribbean fishing village of St. Helene is a small subsistence-living community made up of approximately 1,200 Caribbean style English speakers known as Islanders, most of which are of African descent. The small island (one mile by two miles) is geographically removed from the rest of the Bay Islands of Honduras. Helene has no roads and is without electricity or other government subsidized infrastructure. Access to Helene is by private boat or limited passenger ferry service.

There is no potable water available in St. Helene.

Current community water system consists of 3 wells that do not function adequately, a limited water distribution system and no water filtration. The current water quality is not appropriate for human consumption as it is very high in iron content. There is also no community-based wastewater treatment facility on the island, with a majority of residents using outhouses or with sewage pipes draining directly into the sea.

On the basis of these community challenges, the purpose of this project is to contribute to the creation of a sustainable (socially, culturally and financially) community of St. Helene, Honduras by focusing on:

1. Water & Sanitation - improving the existing, small-scale community-based water system in order to provide a more reliable, safe source of drinking water for the community, including new wells and water pumps (if required), upgrades to the existing water storage and distribution system and the installation of a small-scale, community-based water treatment/filtration system;

2. Water & Sanitation Technical/Vocational Training - provide technical training to group of local technicians (plumbers, maintenance workers) for the operation and maintenance of the Ste Helene Water and Treatment System;

This proposed project focuses on the TRF area of focus: Water and Sanitation.

The funds will be used for Hydrogeological studies, drilling of test wells, drilling and finishing of actual wells and preparation of storage tanks as well as training of the Water Board, staff and the Community members.

This project will start as soon as the Global Grant funds are received. It is expected that drilling could commence as early as March 2016. This first phase of the project could be completed in six months to 1 year. Club members from both the Host and International Clubs will be working with the Community during this time by monitoring the drilling process and overall process, managing the payments as necessary and generally giving support and information to the Village as the project progresses.

The next phase of this Adopt a Village Centennial project will be household distribution and sanitation. A Global Grant process for Phase 2 will be started in Jan. 2016 and we are looking for a major partner to lead this second phase of the water portion.

Primary Host Partner

District: 4250

Rotary Club of: Roatan

Primary Contact: Mike Wittry

Email: mikewittry@hotmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5370

Rotary Club of: Edmonton-Glenora

Primary Contact: Wendy Andrews

Email: mii@shaw.ca

Project Status

Your project is "Fully Pledged". This means the amount of the pledges is equal to the total budget of the project. Now the project needs to be finalized and go through the approval process with The Rotary Foundation. This process gets started on the administration page.

Project listed for the 2016-17 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #1745441.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Edmonton-Glenora (5370)

8-Dec-16

$37,500

$20,000

$57,500

District 4250 DDF

9-Dec-16

-

$1,500

$1,500

Deland (6970)

13-Dec-16

$6,000

-

$6,000

Jasper (5370)

13-Dec-16

$2,500

-

$2,500

Arlington (5790)

13-Dec-16

$5,000

-

$5,000

Edmonton-Urban Spirits (5370)

13-Dec-16

$950

-

$950

District 5790 DDF

2-Feb-17

-

$2,500

$2,500

San Diego North (5340)

2-Feb-17

$9,000

$9,000

$18,000

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

$30,475

$33,000

$63,475

Total

$157,425

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


[13-Dec-16]
Dec 12 Water grant

 

Project Photos

History Log Entries

8-Dec-16

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

13-Dec-16

by Wendy Andrews

We are looking for $13,000 to complete this project. All data has been gathered and we are ready for submission.

13-Dec-16

by Wendy Andrews

System Entry: Pledge of $6,000 by Mac Steen of the Rotary Club of Deland, District 6970.

13-Dec-16

by Wendy Andrews

System Entry: Pledge of $2,500 by Greg Fenton of the Rotary Club of Jasper, District 5370.

13-Dec-16

by Wendy Andrews

System Entry: Pledge of $5,000 by Scott Hendricks of the Rotary Club of Arlington, District 5790.

13-Dec-16

by Wendy Andrews

System Entry: Pledge of $950 by Chris Greidanus of the Rotary Club of Edmonton-Urban Spirits, District 5370.

28-Jan-17

by Eric Pahlke

System Entry: Pledge of $9,000 with $3,000 DDF by Eric Pahlke of the Rotary Club of San Diego North, District 5340.

28-Jan-17

by Eric Pahlke

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

28-Jan-17

by Wendy Andrews

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

29-Jan-17

by Janice Kurth

Please note that the $3000 of DDF from D5340 has NOT been approved by the DRFC to date. We are very low on DDF and do not believe that we have DDF to fund this during this Rotary year. Therefore, I cannot authorize this grant at this time.

Sincerely, Janice Kurth, DRFCC D5340

2-Feb-17

by Wendy Andrews

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

2-Feb-17

by Wendy Andrews

System Entry: Pledge of $2,500 DDF by Scott Hendricks of the Rotary Club of Arlington, District 5790.

2-Feb-17

by Janice Kurth

System Entry: Pledge of $9,000 with $9,000 DDF by Eric Pahlke of the Rotary Club of San Diego North, District 5340.

2-Feb-17

by Janice Kurth

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

14-Feb-17

by Janice Kurth

D5340 approved the DDF for this project, contingent upon San Diego North Rotary Club having 2 people attend the Global Grant Training Seminar on March 18. See www.rotary5340.org for more information and to sign up.

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