Clean Water for a Well Community - Colonia Segovia



Approximately 500 people in Segovia lack access to safe, clean, potable water. EWB will help provide water to every house by means of a new well, a storage tank and a distribution system.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Segovia is a community located on the outskirts of La Esperanza, Honduras. Approximately 80 families, 500 people live in Segovia. The majority of residents use an existing well for drinking, laundry and meal preparation that is heavily contaminated while others (mostly women and children) spend a large portion of their days gathering water from other sources. This project will provide infrastructure to protect and purify a new well, bringing clean, protected water directly to their homes.

How will this project solve this problem?

A topographic and health survey plus water quality tests were taken. A new well and storage tank are being built with a distribution system to provide access to clean potable water at every house. More efficient stoves and latrines will follow after.

Potential Long Term Impact

The EWB SCFL chapter has made a 5 year commitment to the community of Segovia. Our goal is to help improve the health and quality of life of the local families through the provision of a clean potable water source and drainage and sanitation systems.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,795

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,795 .  The original project funding goal was $5,900.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Brooksie Barton

EWB-USA SCFL President
Saint Petersburg, FL United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Clean Water for a Well Community - Colonia Segovia
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