MADRE and Wangki Tangni are working to provide a clean drinking supply to Indigenous families on the North Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
On the North Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua, Indigenous children die from easily preventable waterborne illnesses, especially during hurricane season. Flooding carries raw sewage and other pollutants into the water supply. Drinking dirty water can lead to diseases like typhoid, dysentery and cholera. Indigenous People are particularly vulnerable to these illnesses because the government has not provided health or sanitation infrastructure.
How will this project solve this problem?
MADRE tested three water filtration systems and the results were solid. Each system makes 200 gallons of clean drink daily, enough for 700 people. The systems produce drink enhanced with electrolytes, which can help people recover from dehydration.
Potential Long Term Impact
The needless deaths of children can be prevented through eliminating the risk of waterborne diseases. Women gain leadership skills and improve their status in the community by ensuring access to clean water for themselves and their families.
Total Funding Received to Date: $0
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 $0 . The original project funding goal was $22,000.