Ventures
Well for Wellbeing
Fellow(s)
Location
Teustepe
Nicaragua
NI
Issue Area(s)

About

Presently, there is no source of clean water is available within the community of Las Macias, Teustepe, Boaco, Nicaragua.  Water from an open well must be carried over a mile to each home, taking time, leaving risk of contamination, and stressing the community and its health and wellness.  Marling and her team will create a well and water pumping system to provide clean, fresh water to each residents' home, combined with a community maintenance program.  This is an innovative approach to in-home plumbing through simple engineering and community engagement. Recently, the venture reports that more than 50 families and 500 people can now access water without the use of hand pumps and that people with the water meters are learning how to use the water more responsibly.