This is a small community living in a ravine that floods, with garbage, raw sewage, no clean water, and people in distress. Many families are single mothers, with little or no income. La Isla (the “island people”) are located in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. They have been neglected by the municipality, and ignored by NGOs (nonprofit agencies).
Rotary has identified a source and will bring to the community a reliable clean source of water, assist the community in providing its own improved toilets for all families; train all in handwashing and personal hygiene; assist village water committee or RCC (Rotary Community Corps) with tariffs, operations and a maintenance program, assure spare parts, and that it will be sustainable.
Also, will also include some training in general health, develop microenterprise using microcredit and economic development, or both.