The Clean Water Initiative started in late 2014. Our water treatment plant currently distributes an average of 1,195 gallons per month.
People from the community can refill their 5-gallon bottles for 30 Nicaraguan córdobas (US$1.10), which is nearly half the price of a commercial bottle at the store.
We are in the process of making some major – and much-needed – renovations to our water treatment plant, including expanding the washing and filling area and making improvements to the filtration process.
This year, we will be supporting eight schools and three health centers. The cost of logistics and overall distribution continues to increase in Nicaragua, but we are committed to reaching the most vulnerable communities in the area with our Clean Water Initiative, despite all the challenges.
In a few years, we have already made major improvements to the process of washing, filling and storing our purified water. In addition, we were able to make the changes in structure and equipment necessary to enhance the overall system performance.
There are many problems in the community that can be avoided with the consumption of clean water, namely parasite infections and urinary tract infections. All the activities are carried out following the Clinic’s protocols for purification and packaging.
Thanks to the new methods and tools, demand for water is growing. People are gaining confidence in this initiative to alleviate the problem of access to clean drinking water in the communities of Tola.
We are very excited to discover what the future has in store for our Clean Water Initiative!