Water is LIfe

For eight years, the Fishers Rotary Club, Indiana, USA, Freetown Rotary Club, Sierra Leone, and World Hope International have been working together to provide clean water to the people of Sierra Leone. Together they have raised over $500,000 and built 100 wells, providing 100,000 people with clean water.

Significant Mexican WASH Initiative

About 23% of Mexicans (~27 million people) live in small communities of less than 2,500 people that often lack adequate water and sanitation services. After a two-year-long process, Rotary (represented by Mexico’s District 4170), WASRAG and the Mexican National Water Commission (CONAGUA) signed a significant Memorandum of Understanding. The agreement laid out a five-year pilot project to:

Needs Assessment with Rotaract Students

Using local people to conduct a needs assessment always makes sense. Recently, the Bamako Titibougou Rotary club enhanced community involvement in a needs assessment for Djalakorodjii, Mali area by using a Rotaract club. The 33 young people learned new skills and the project completed an important phase in a cost-effective way.

The young people learned how to approach a family and conduct the interview. Results were collected on a Kobo smart phone application. They also learned how to work as a team and report their activity.

Lessons from the Field

 Lessons from the Field

Editor’s Note:  Carolyn Crowley Meub, PDG District 7870 and a founding member of the WASRAG, is the Executive Director of Pure Water for the World, Inc. (PWW). Carolyn will share some of her “lessons learned” from the field in the next few issues of the WASRAG newsletter.


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