Strengthening local capacities for better access to water and sanitation services in the municipalities of Tipitapa (Nicaragua)
© Erick Gomez, Asociación Rayaka Laya – Survey at the Comunidad Las Banderas, to complement official data on access to water, sanitation and hygiene at the household level, and to obtain information regarding consumer needs, desire and ability to pay.
Description of the Project
During the first year of work, a series of demonstration objects were installed and trainings for artisans and entrepreneurs were conducted. An agreement with a local micro-credit institution was signed to offer users a specific credit line for water and sanitation products and services. Through public information campaigns people without connection to water network were informed about the products and services available.
© Erick Gomez, Asociación Rayaka Laya – Rope hand pump For families
Project Period: 2022 – 2023
Name of Staff involved and functions performed: Matthias Saladin, Project Coordinator
Achievements in 2022:
82 people have gained new and improved WASH services. (56% men and 44% women)
10 organisations from the public, private and community sectors have established an inter-institutional alliance of organisations at municipal level.
15 artisans and local entrepreneurs (80% men, 20% women) improved their technical skills on solar pumping.
6 promotion events were carried out reaching 102 people (53% men, 47% women)