Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Water and sanitation, Economic and community development
The project aims the acquisition and the installation of a solar water heating system to reduce the Abrigo São José electric power spending and its costs. This project will benefit 90 elderly with special needs who live in this place because of their bad health (part of them live in bed) and they need hygienics care during the day, since their families can not afford to keep them with dignity. Usually, these patients take showers 2 or 3 times a day. Some of them have to do this in bed. We must emphasize that part of this hot water is used to cook breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks, dinner and evening snacks to all of these patients. The solar water heating system is a reliable option, since here we find the ideal operating conditions, with efficient technology. Also, it is an inexhaustible way to produce hot water with a clean energy source, with no further costs.
After the acquisition and the installation of these equipments, the benefiting community will maintain this project with funds raised from people who are involved with it. It should be emphasized that the majority of funding comes from donations of Olímpia's communities, through promotions conducted including with the help of entrepreneurs who contribute with cash.
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%.