El Porvenir

SDG Action Network

Our SDG Action

Water and Sanitation Access

Nicaragua El Sauce, Camoapa, San Lorenzo, Ciudad Dario, Terrabona, and Waslala
Number of people taking this action: 50-250
We partner with the people of Nicaragua so that they can build a future for themselves. Clean drinking water is at the core of El Porvenir; sanitation is necessary to ensure that the water is clean. In addition to sustainable water and sanitation projects, we work with communities on health and hygiene education and reforestation. Give now and your gift will be matched! If we raise $100,000 between August 1 and September 30, then 16 generous donors will match it. Dollar for dollar.  Make your gift at elporvenir.org/donate We have upcoming events in Denver and Philadelphia: check out elporvenir.org/events 17TH ANNUAL BENEFIT DINNER: DENVER, CO Sunday, September 30, 2018 6:00 PM-8:00 PM St Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church Please join the Colorado Friends of El Porvenir at 17th Annual Benefit Dinner to support the work of El Porvenir! HAPPY HOUR WITH EL PORVENIR'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS Friday, October 12, 2018 4:00 PM-7:00 PM Once a year our amazing Board of Directors gets together to talk strategy, to dive into new WASH technologies, to discuss watershed management and climate change mitigation, and so much more. We invite Philly-area folks to join us for Happy Hour, meet our Board of Directors and staff, and engage in these conversations. Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, 21 N Juniper St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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About El Porvenir

El Porvenir (EP): Clean Water, Healthy Nicaraguans was founded in 1990 as a partner to Habitat for Humanity’s self-help housing programs that then did not include water and bathroom facilities. EP’s methodology is based on three key principles: (a) community empowerment through active participation and ownership in all aspects of the project, (b) creation of organizations in the community to manage resources in the long term, and (c) focus on appropriate technology made from low-cost locally available materials that can be easily maintained by the community. To date, EP has partnered with over 180,000 rural Nicaraguans to build 1,300 water and sanitation projects, plant over 1,000,000 trees, construct 1,726 fuel-efficient stoves, and educate all community partners in health and environmental issues. Significant need remains: 1/3 of rural Nicaraguans lack access to improved water sources and 2/3 lack access to basic sanitation combined with a changing climate reducing water quantity in the water sources from which the community water projects draw.

Vision: Healthy, educated Nicaraguans achieving a better quality of life for themselves through integrated clean water projects.

Mission: Improve the standard of living of rural Nicaraguans through water, sanitation, health education, and watershed management projects.

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