Our Peru Project - Total Budget:US$ 27,277

Community: Canizal La Rosa part of the municipality of La Union       
Region:                Castilla Piura, Country   Peru
Number of Families:    200
Population:         1,200
Total Budget:      $ 27,277 USD
This is now accepted as an official Matching Grant project by the Rotary Foundation and we and the other clubs involved have raised $9,300 with the rest of the money coming from the Rotary Fundation. Now the new project is approved and work began in January 2014.

WellThe community of Canizal is no different than millions of communities across the world that lack access to safe water. The regional government lacks resources to tackle these problems and promote development. The only source of water in the village is the well which is shown in our picture. The project will cover and clean signthe well and provide a pump and filtration unit which will ensure that clean safe water is available for the village.
Children are sick and missing school. Parents are trapped, desiring more for their families. Without help, there is little hope for this forgotten community with underdeveloped infrastructure. Progress is stunted by contaminated water.
groupContaminated drinking water causes sickness, and is large factor in the continuous poverty cycle in this community. Diarrheal Illness, intestinal worms, cholera and stomach Illnesses are prevalent in this community and this community knows the water is contaminated.
village StreetThe well, their only fresh source of water, is located at the edge of the village, but it is in poor condition and only partly covered. The only means of getting the water is with a bucket on the end of a rope as there is no pump.

villageThe majority of the community members obtain their income as labourers in local agriculture. The average household income is $75 USD per month.
The community of Canizal is committed to help promote health & hygiene education. The community also understands that safe water fees will be collected for sustainable operation of the water treatment system.

Like any kind of utility, there will be expenses related to ongoing operation and equipment replacement (depreciation) costs in the future. Addressing these costs, specifically the financial burden placed on the community to maintain their project, is too often

overlooked. The Project will equip the Safe Water Committee (SWC) with financial tools to plan for these future costs. We’ll also work with the SWC to instill the value of safe water in the community and ensure affordability according to World Health Organization standards, as this is an issue of access.


canizalThe Project was visited in January by Nigel and Karen and shortly afterwards the pictures below were sent to us by the Rotary Club in Piura.