BioSand Filters in Colombia
Tolima Phase 4 Agua Segura-Nuevo Ibagué Colombia
"A partnership between The Rotary Foundation (Canada) and a branch of the Canadian government had an impact that spanned the globe". Article by Paul Engleman in the April 2022 Rotary Magizine.
SPONSORS: ROTARY CLUB OF CALGARY AT STAMPEDE PARK, ALBERTA, AND NUEVO IBAGUÉ, COLOMBIA
This two-year endeavor, one phase of an ongoing project aimed at disease prevention and improving overall community health, is supplying biosand water-filtration systems that produce clean, drinkable water to thousands of local residents. This phase of the project aims to supply filtration systems to 650 households (hundreds of other households received filtration systems in earlier phases).
The project includes three home visits: the filter installation and two follow-up visits for filter inspection. The project also provides training on system maintenance, education related to good hygiene practices, and the administration of antiparasitic medications to participants when necessary. This three-tiered approach — filter installation, health and hygiene training, and medical intervention — should result in significantly fewer people suffering from the debilitating and often deadly impact of parasites.
Rotary clubs and districts: $21,600 TRF: $29,050
Total project funding: $69,650
Contact - Calgary South Rotary Club - firstname.lastname@example.org
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