Dr. Gloria Patrick-Ferife, from Nigeria
The project, working with local Rotarians and Rotary Clubs in Canada and Denver, provide funds to artisans in San Salvador. San Salvador is an area that was deeply affected by war and subsequent mass murders. Most of the lending available to the artisans in rural areas is predatory. These funds allow the purchase of supplies at a reasonable rate and create local accountability. Two of these towns are quite famous for their wicker and another for their food items, hosting midnight shopping that people from all areas attend.
This project is an ongoing as part of our international program. We have not pursued a Matching Grant in the past. With the participation of other local clubs a Matching Grant becomes a possibility in the upcoming year.
This is a gift that keeps giving. The project is in Kerala, India and is being expanded. The project is sponsored by local Rotary clubs. The Rotary Club of Temecula is providing funds to sponsor purchase of goals and other project expense. Ten women in group receive one goat. One will get a male goat. Each woman will pass their first born she goat to the second group. Training, education and insurance are provided and regular checkups.
This project is an ongoing as part of our international program. We are working with a local Rotary club.
We have not pursued a Matching Grant in the past. With the participation of other local clubs a Matching Grant becomes a possibility in the upcoming year.
In direct response to this need, the Bio-Sand Water Filter (BSF) was introduced in Pamplona last July 2007. The BSF is a proven technology that is used in over 40 developing countries worldwide. It is designed to provide clean drinking water for a family of 6-15 people per day, with a total daily output of 220 Liters. The filter is easily constructed using local materials, is affordable, easy to use, costs nothing to maintain and removes 95% of contaminants from water.
Another objective of this project is to provide a livelihood for Pamplona’s Out of School Youth (OSY). The OSY in all 17 barangays have been organized into a youth group called the Pag-asa Youth Association of the Philippines (PYAP; “Pag-asa” means “hope”). Four PYAP members have been hired to build, sell and install the filters in Pamplona and surrounding communities. After about six months, new youth are hired so that many PYAP members can benefit from the program.
The present cost of the filter is 2,000 pesos ( $ 45.00). We have found that, while many people can afford the BSF, the people who need the filter most cannot afford it. In order to provide Pamplona’s poorest with clean water, we will use the money donated by the Rotary Club of Temecula ($1,600) and other funding donors to build and install more filters and buy more sanitary water containers, five for each filter. Barangay officials and health workers will identify the most impoverished families who will benefit most from having a BSF in their homes. Each filter will be shared by five families, and each family will receive a sanitary water container.
This project is an ongoing as part of our international program. We are working with a local Rotary club. We have not pursued a Matching Grant in the past. With the participation of other local clubs a Matching Grant becomes a possibility in the upcoming year.
Bangladesh officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh is a country in South Asia. It is bordered by India on all sides except for a small border with Burma (Myanmar) to the far southeast and by the Bay of Bengal to the south. Together with the Indian state of West Bengal, it makes up the ethno-linguistic region of Bengal. The name Bangladesh means "Country of Bengal" in the official Bengali language.
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