Posted by Bob Ruehl on Mar 23, 2019
Lima Rotary's effort to provide clean water and sanitation is featured in this Foundation Minute.
Clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education are necessities for a healthy environment and a productive life.  When people have access to clean water and sanitation, waterborne diseases decrease, children stay healthier and attend school more regularly, and mothers can spend less time carrying water and more time helping their families. 
Lima Rotary began its efforts with clean water in 2007 in Las Navarrete’s, El Salvador, in 2008 Lima Rotary began its efforts at clean water in the Merendon Mountains just NW of San Pedro Sula, Honduras. In 2009 we began the water tower and distribution system in Choloma, Hn. In 2014 TRF began research on Water Sanitation and Hygiene.  Lima Rotary was one of the first clubs to take advantage of this research incorporating the information in to our efforts to produce sanitation units in the Merendons.  This effort was a forerunner to the current Rotary Foundation effort called WASH.
Through water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs, Rotarians mobilize resources, form partnerships, and invest in infrastructure and training that yield long-term change.
Rotary has partnered with the US Agency for International Development in Ghana, Madagascar, and Uganda to implement such programs.  It has done the same in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, India, and Kenya.  Since 2013 the Foundation has invested in more than 1000 such programs in more than 100 countries. 
2030 is the year Rotary hopes to finish providing everyone with safe water, sanitation, and hygiene. Your contribution to The Rotary Foundation enables this to happen.  Lima Rotary is the leader in D6600 in these efforts.  Thank you for your generosity.