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レンピーラ、ホンジュラスのコーヒー生産地として有名なサンアントニオグラナディーヤは、48もの小さなコーヒー農家から成り立っています。

現在このコミュニティは、いくつかの小川と汚染された泉に水資源を頼っている状況です。それを求めて、毎日数回家族の女性が長い距離を歩いて水を汲みに行きます。飲料水、料理用、洗濯や体を洗うのに使用するやっとの量なのです。綺麗な水が簡単に手に入らないため、コミュニティの健康や生産性に悪影響を及ぼしています。

The Goal

この統合されたプロジェクトではサンアントニオグラナディーヤに暮らす48家族にそれぞれ水道と水洗トイレを提供し、水を求めての苦労を無くそうと試みています。

Project #43 には以下が含まれます:

  • 全ての家庭に水が供給される水道システム
  • 家庭や地元の学校での水洗トイレ設置

  • 設備を持続させるための工夫や技術

  • 社交的な集まりの中で行われる楽しいゲームや歌、寸劇を通しての衛生に関する教育

The Approach

ウォーターファーストはホンジュラスにてCOCEPRADILとパートナーを組んでいます。この協同組合はいくつかの団体から成り立っており、過去に水や衛生に関するプロジェクトに数回成功しています。協同組合は、新しいシステムの導入やその持続、仕組みづくりを必要としている組織のサポートを行います。

全てのプロジェクトでは、コミュニティに所属する人々のみで管理や作業を行い長期的な関係を持ちます。平等性も失わぬように、同じ量の労働を協力しあって遂行しています。例外もありますが、ほとんどの家族が自ら組織に貢献しようとしています。

このプロジェクトの水資源は山の湧き水から来ており、5キロ弱の道のりを経て2万リットル弱のタンクに入り、それぞれの家庭へと水道を通して供給されます。

Ines story in Honduras

Meet Ines

Dina Ines Muñoz, who goes by Ines, has been a part of the community of San Andres since she was 22 years old. After losing her husband at an early age, Ines found support in the community to help raise her children. For most of her life, Ines has walked 4 times a day, 15 minutes each way to get water from a small contaminated stream for her family, livestock and plants. Ines is one of 48 households receiving clean water through MiiR’s project partnership with Water1st International.

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Mariana story in Honduras

Meet Mariana

Mariana Hernandez has been a part of the community of San Andres for most of her life. Her family settled in the village and she went on to raise her two daughters there with her husband. A mother, wife and friend, Mariana has never had access to clean water. Most of her life she has walked multiple times a day to the stream to provide water for her family. Mariana’s family is one of the 48 households receiving clean water in their homes through our upcoming project with Water1st International.

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Santiago story in Honduras

Meet Santiago

Santiago and his family live in the rural coffee growing community of San Andres Lempira de la Granadilla. Having grown up without access to clean water, he is very excited for what this integrated water project will mean for his family and community. Santiago's family is one of the 48 households receiving clean water in their homes through our upcoming project with Water1st International.

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Macs story in Honduras

Meet Mac

Macristina “Mac” Hernandez has been a member of the San Andres Lempira de la Granadilla community since she was 7 years old. Now 37, she is the schoolteacher for a neighboring community, but continues to live in Granadilla with her family. Her goal, even as a small child, was to work with young kids. Mac and her family are one of 48 households receiving clean water through our upcoming project with Water1st International.

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March 2019

On March 2, 2019 the community of San Antonio Granadilla gathered to celebrate a monumental achievement - the completion of their community water project. In partnership with Starbucks and MiiR, Water1st provided the financial resources needed to construct the project. Its local partner, COCEPRADIL, designed the project and managed the construction process. The community provided thousands of hours of labor to build it.

 

Project Details

• 1 spring developed as a water source

• 3.5 miles of pipeline, 6,000-gallon storage tank

• 34 households connected to water system

• Water meters at every home

 

Water1st projects are designed to end the walk for water.

 

We don’t accept partial solutions that shorten the walk for water or make it less strenuous. We end it. A completed project has a tap at the household with water available 24/7. The result is a project that community members value highly. We have heard people speak of these water projects as defining moments in the history of a community. The project changes their lives so drastically, they can refer to themselves as ‘the way they were before the project’ or ‘the way it is now that the project is completed.’”

 

Water1st projects in Honduras provide each household with a water connection. The extra pipe and fixtures increase the total project cost, but the dividend is enormous. Household connections reduce the burden of fetching water to zero. Water use increases to 20 gallons per person per day. In a short time, the extra cost is totally outweighed by time-savings and improved health conditions. Constructed at every house is a hygiene station that includes a faucet and sink (a pila), a shower room and a toilet room. Each family repays the cost of the hygiene station over two years. That money goes into a revolving loan fund that covers the cost of hygiene stations for the next project.

 

Following the inauguration celebration, individual households were visited by Water1st staff to see the completed work. Neti Sanchez was one of many who expressed her relief to have access to safe water. She has taken her children to the hospital many times to treat serious cases of diarrhea. This project will prevent those illnesses and save her family the anxiety and financial burden.

 


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