Currently we are working on a project to provide safe drinking water to two indigenous communities in Ecuador.
The children and families of Shilpala and Pumayacu are drinking untreated surface water that may contain pathogens and viruses.
Laboratory results indicated the presence of harmful bacteria in the water.
The Foundation project will provide upgrades to water sources and the addition of treatment plants to remove pathogens and disinfect the water, improving the lives of more than 1125 people.
Safe Drinking Water
Providing clean water is one of the six areas of focus of Rotary to build international relationships, improve lives and to create a better world to support our peace efforts. Contaminated water and poor sanitation are linked to transmission of diseases such as cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis A, typhoid and polio.
Children are particularly at risk from water borne diseases and access to safe drinking water can result in better health and more positive outcomes.
Water Sanitation and Hygeine
WASH projects are where Rotary clubs can make long term sustainable impact in a community. The water project in Shilpala will continuously provide 700 people with safe drinking water and the project in Pumayacu will serve 425 people.