Three Rotary-sponsored UNESCO-IHE students that have graduated last April have initiated a substantial Rotary eco-sanitation WASH project in west-Bolivia: https://spark.adobe.com/page/oIPZsT2RxhBmT/ .
The project comprises of the water capacity development for 5 rural-communities in west-Bolivia as well as the installation of 175 eco-latrines and the setting-up of training program and governance model. The project is a cooperation between Rotary in Bolivia, USA, Canada and The Netherlands, to be financed by a Rotary Foundation (TRF) Global Grant. Total estimated costs are some $184,000. Operational execution of the project is with EWB-B (Engineering Without Borders - Bolivia), a local organization specialized in the engineering of water and sanitation projects.
This project is precisely why The Rotary Foundation has kicked-off the partnership with UNESCO-IHE in the first place; generate water-knowledge that can be effectively used in Rotary WASH projects. For more info info, watch the video on the partnership: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMwp3VsOJjs
To date some 20% of the funding has been committed (including TRF World Fund contributions) and we have therefore still some way to go before the whole project is fully funded. We are therefore making a plea to individual Rotarians, Rotary Clubs & Districts worldwide to contemplate contributing financially to this wonderful Rotary WASH project.
District Designated Fund contributions (DDF) will be doubled with a TRF World Fund contribution, whereas individual Rotarian and Rotary Club contributions will receive a mark-up of 50% from the TRF World Fund.