2017 Eco-sanitation





History Logs

Project Description

Region: South America

Country: Bolivia

Location: Comanche

Total Budget: $183,000

Area of Focus: Water and sanitation

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.

Primary Host Partner

District: 4690

Rotary Club of: La Paz-Sopocachi

Primary Contact: Freddy Mercado

Email: freddy.mercado@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 1600

Rotary Club of: Voorburg-Vliet

Primary Contact: Henk Jaap Kloosterman

Email: henkjaapkloosterman@gmail.com

Project Status

This project has been "Dropped". Check the history log entries to see why it was dropped.

Project listed for the 2016-17 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #1745942.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Voorburg-Vliet (1600)





Voorburg-Vliet (1600)





Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Club Contribution (Needed) - Add a contribution




Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






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%.

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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


System Entry

System Entry: Project dropped per lack of response to the carry-over notification emails.

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