In 2021 we will be working on our next project in Motuse, Nicaragua. For this project we’re partnering with a great organization named CoCoDA, and their in-country partner, The National Community Movement (MCN). CoCoDa has been working in Central America since 1992, completing projects in the areas of water and sanitation, health, education, housing and the environment, among others. We’re excited for this partnership, and for the project in Motuse.
Motuse is located in the north-west of Nicaragua, and has a population of about 600 people. Water wells in the area that were tested show high levels of nitrates and ammonia, almost certainly from fertilizer used on crops, as well as high alkalinity. For this project we will be drilling a well, installing solar powered pumps, and constructing a collection and distribution system.
As part of this project we’ll also be piloting a solar powered ultraviolet water purification system. This system will include a simple filter paired with UV light to remove nitrates and ammonia, as well as pathogens and bacteria from the water. Because this is a pilot project, each household will also be given a water filter for their house as backup.
Your donation to HydrateLife will have a direct impact on the lives of the people of Motuse by bringing them sustainable, clean water.
Project start: Spring of 2021