Las Benjaminas Water Pipeline

Official Project Solicitation

Department of Community Development

Project Name: Las Benjaminas Water Pipeline

Date Submitted: February 2016

Name of Solicitor: Marco Tulio Alvarez

Location of Project: Colonia Las Benjaminas, Santa Rita, Yoro.

Project Justification: Why do you need the project?

The neighborhood does not have a pipeline to bring water to its new tank. The existing dilapidated pipeline runs directly from the source to the community.

Supervisor’s Note: The existing pipeline is approximately 25 years old and is in poor condition. This community is in an ongoing process to overhaul their communities’ water system to improve it’s quality and consistency. Working with the local mayor and World Vision, they recently constructed an improved 10,000 gallon storage tank. This step of the process will replace the conduction line from the water source to the tank and from the tank to the distribution pipeline within the communities. Approximately 3 miles of pipeline are needed. This project is being executed alongside a similar project in the nearby communities of Portillo and Caliche as one of the areas priorities is upgrading their water systems.

General Objective: What do you hope to achieve with the project?

Provide a better service to our population with quality water to prevent disease in order to supply our three neighborhoods.

Development Strategies How are you planning to execute the project?

  1. Assure that all legal documents are in order.

  2. Socialize (explain and present) this project with: The community and Municipality.

  3. Utilize local resources like: labor hand

  4. Seek the support of: The community

  5. The project will be executed under the supervision of the Department of Community Development.

Beneficiaries: Who and how many will continually benefit from this project?

We have 528 people in our communities in addition to families, friends and visitors that come and visit us.


  • The local mayor has provided $3340 in materials for the construction of the water tank.

  • The community has provided $1935 in labor (masonry and assistants in construction of the water tank) and will provide an additional $1430 in labor to dig the ditch line, and installation of the pipes.

  • World Vision (NGO) provided bricks and rebar ($1520) to construct the tank.

  • Pipeline and valves are requested from an outside donor.

TOTAL AMOUNT requested from outside donor $7220