DigDeep Navajo Water Project





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Project Description

Region: Other

Country: USA

Location: Arizona

Total Budget: $300,000

Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Water, sanitation and hygiene, Maternal and child health

To provide 305 homes(typically trailers or Hogans) with a 1,200 gallon below ground water tank, water pump, tankless water heater, solar panel, indoor sink, three led lights and a carbon monoxide alarm.

40% of residents on the Navajo Reservation do not have access to clean, running water or electricity. They may have to travel up to 100 miles to obtain clean water, bringing it home in buckets. As unemployment rates are often as high as 70%, many people have no vehicles to use.

Curt Ward of d5495 is writing the grant with the assistance of Marjorie Heller of d5280. There are currently 13 Districts that will be participating in this grant which includes 5 International partners.

Primary Host Partner

District: 5495

Rotary Club of: Gilbert

Primary Contact: Curt Ward

Email: cward50158@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: La Mesa Sunrise

Primary Contact: Elly Dotseth

Email: elly.lou.mail@gmail.com

Project Status

Need $188,667
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Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #2092485.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





La Mesa Sunrise (5340)





Remaining Amount to Raise

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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%.

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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Elly Dotseth

System Entry: Pledge of $6,000 with $4,000 DDF by Elly Dotseth of the Rotary Club of La Mesa Sunrise, District 5340.

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