Tabuchila community president and several other leaders visited the Host Sponsor Rotary Club of Bahía de Caráquez seeking support for the development of a community water system. These leaders heard about the rotary club's development of similar water systems in over ten communities in northern Manabí province. While the community lacks on site health services, the leadership was adamant that safe water was the primary priority for development. Rotarians visited the community several times, sometimes meeting in large community meetings as well as more with the water board members, community president and other interested citizens. Representatives of the Ministerio de Ambiente, Agua y Transicion Ecologica (MAATE) along with from the local government Gobierno Autonimo Descentralizado San Vicente also met with the community upon request of the Rotarians who had collaborated with these governmental entities inprevious Global Grant community water system projects. MAATE reprsentatives conducted community training about Ecuadorian water law, the role and responsibilities of a water board, cconducted the election of the new board and swore-in the membership. Rotarians also met with the water board members and community president to conduct the selection of an engineer and company to design and construct the system. Based on hydrological study and system design developed by MAATTE, five engineers with good references were invited to submit a bid proposal. Three visited the site, and eventually two submitted written proposals. One was selected in part based on extensive experience and a more detailed plan and budget presentation. MAATE and the contractor have prepared training plans for the operation and maintenance of the water system, the administration and management of the system and basic principles of water science and watershed management. Rotarian project committee members will also provide on going coaching while monitoring project progress. The committee will facilitate the visitation at the project by other member Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors and other members of the Rotary in D4400 as well as from other countries. The international Sponsor is D7790, Quebec, Canada, which has collaborated and funded previous community water system GG projects in collaboation with the Host Sponsor Rotary Club of Bahía de Caráquez.
Most of the project funding will used for project construction, materials and equipment. Addiontal smaller amounts will support MAATE, GAD San Vicente and Rotary training for water board, monitoring and evalution activities, the provision of a hygiene and water protection curriculum with teacher training for the local school, project signage, accounting services and contingency.
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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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