Water For People

Water For People works to build a world where all people have access to safe drinking water and sanitation, and where no one suffers or dies from a water- or sanitation-related disease. This is our vision. We're on a mission. We work with people and partners to develop innovative and long-lasting solutions to the water, sanitation, and hygiene problems in the developing world. We strive to continually improve, to experiment with promising new ideas, and to leverage resources to multiply our impact.
Aug 3, 2015

Momentum on Local Water Resources Management

Water For People-Honduras has great momentum on Local Water Resources Management, particularly in protecting land around key water sources. In the Municipality of El Negrito, the Municipal Commission to Purchase Micro-watersheds has bought the land surrounding the water source in the community of El Tibre. They also celebrated gaining legal protected status for the land surrounding the water sources of the communities of La Pita/Las Palmas and Las Crucitas N-1. In Chinda, the process to protect the micro-watershed of the community of El Retiro is moving forward. 

To make sure that the institutional arrangements are in place to make Forever possible, Water For People-Honduras and partners strengthened civil society organizations such as the COMAS (Municipal Water and Sanitation Commission), AJAASM (Municipal Association of Water and Sanitation Committees) and USCL (Local Supervisory and Control Unit). The AJAASM are now organized into geographic sectors, which has yielded positive results such as the reorganization of the chlorine banks to make them more accessible and functional. The AJAASM in all three districts are now offering loans for sanitation and the AJAASMs of Chinda and San Antonio have completed their regulations for credit and adopted administrative tools to ensure financial transparency. 

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May 1, 2015

World Water Day Celebrations

In March 2015, Water For People-Honduras and our partners celebrated the 22nd annual World Water Day in all three municipalities where we work: Chinda, San Antonio de Cortés and El Negrito. World Water Day is a day to celebrate water; a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues. In Chinda and San Antonio de Cortés, celebrations focused on building awareness related to proper use and care of water. Communities walked with banners and posters to show their support of World Water Day and school children carried pitchers of water to signify that water is a basic human right. In El Negrito, the community took to the streets to commemorate a march that took place last year to peacefully protest against the mining and exploitation of natural resources. In addition to World Water Day, the community of El Negrito will annually celebrate the preservation of natural resources with a March for Dignity and Social Consciousness.

 


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Jan 29, 2015

Increasing Sanitation Coverage Throughout Honduras

Water For People-Honduras has worked towards increasing sanitation coverage in El Negrito, San Antonio, and Chinda through the sustainable sanitation strategy of strengthening the Municipal Associations of Water and Sanitation Committees (AJAASM) to offer loans for sanitation construction. In total, 37 loans have been given out for sanitation through this strategy in the three districts where we work. In El Negrito, the 16 families who were given loans in the community of Las Crucitas No.1, have completed the construction of their toilets and begun repaying their loans though their monthly water tariff. The AJAASM of Chinda has given out its first four loans in the community of El Tulito. In San Antonio the AJAASM started a pilot project in September where 17 loans have been given out and community members have already started to repay the loans through their monthly water tariff. Water For People-Honduras strengthened the AJAASMs of all three districts legally and administratively, specifically through supporting the creation of entities within the AJAASMs that have the legal ability to award and administer loans. 

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