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Despite Political Unrest, El Porvenir and La Calera Continue WASH Efforts

The civil unrest in Nicaragua has been ongoing since mid-April, with road blocks, protests, and riots across the country. Commerce has been halting at best, and there have been gasoline and cement shortages across many regions. Camoapa is among the regions most affected by the crisis. Yet despite these challenges, the nonprofit organization El Porvenir, in partnership with the community of La Calera in Camoapa, has successfully completed a potable water well there, bringing clean water to residents.

El Porvenir works with rural communities in Nicaragua, where 68% of the population lives in poverty. The beneficiaries of this well and all El Porvenir projects work alongside staff members, supplying labor and a portion of the resources needed to complete the projects. In this case, the well was hand dug and works with a rope pump. This well is now the community’s primary source of potable water and will have great benefits on the standard of living and health of the villagers.

El Porvenir is an organization based in the US but staffed mostly by Nicaraguans in six regions across the country. This allows for ongoing support after construction projects are completed, including ongoing sanitation education and maintenance training. These elements of the program will continue as needed.

 

Posted July 16, 2018