Sanitation for poor families, Cauca Valley

Year Execution: 
2010
Country: 
Colombia
Organization in Charge: 
VITRA
USD: 
32,000
Nº of Families helped: 
40
Zone: 
Rural
Description: 

The physical component of this project is delayed. VITRA informs that the construction of 40 sanitary units could not be completed in time because of the political conditions that prevailed during the election period. According to the election laws, local authorities cannot sign agreements or provide resources during this time, so it was not possible to establish a strategic alliance with municipalities so public funds could help each beneficiary to improve his/her home. On the other hand, several technical issues had to be revised in order to prevent waste water disposal to cause environmental pollution. Now, a direct communication with each Municipality is re-established, an evaluation is in place to revise the activities that were planned, and each household was visited to update information. Technical and social training was also completed. VITRA promises to finish the project within this year. Contact: Mons. Jairo Uribe Jaramillo fundacionvitra@gmail.com