Solicitor: Leaders of Two Communities: Posas del Agua and Plan Grande (in collaboration with the Community Leadership Councils of five communities partnering in the region around infrastructure initiatives)
Location: Posas del Agua and Plan Grande, Santa Cruz de Yojoa, Cortes, Honduras
Project justification: These two communities have not had potable water piped directly to the homes. This important project will dramatically improve the overall health and hygiene of the families in these villages by providing them a direct source of clean water.
Description: This specific initiative is part of a larger project to bring water to several communities in this geographic area. The project reflects an excellent example of local collaboration and marshaling resources from several Honduran partners. The municipality, Santa Cruz de Yojoa, is involved alongside the local community leaders, as well as COHERSA the local hydro-electric company. All these partners have worked hard to fulfill many aspects of the broader initiative on their own. This specific solicitation invites an outside collaborator(s) to help finish this part of the project by bringing the water pipes directly to homes in Posas del Agua and Plan Grande.
Beneficiaries: Approximately 700 residents of the two communities: men, women, & children
Posas del Agua and Plan Grande: wood, and volunteer labor (11% of required resources)
Municipal Government: Sand, gravel, and skilled labor (24% of required resources)
COHERSA: Water collection box, main water line and other tubing, water tank construction, electrical wiring (61% of required resources)
Outside Collaborator: tubing/piping, connectors, valves, misc. construction materials, taxes
Total Amount Requested from Outside Donor: $2,387.73
Accountability Statement: The Heart to Honduras Honduran administrative office (CPH) works diligently to avoid paying the 15% Honduran sales tax on materials through a tedious exemption process. The current Honduran taxation system cannot guarantee this exemption prior to any purchase, and as a result this amount is included in the solicited amount listed with collaborative initiatives. If CPH does succeed in procuring an exemption or extra funds remain for any other reason following the execution of an initiative, surplus funds will be applied via internal policy to support future collaborative community initiatives, the administrative work of CPH, and the operational expenses of the Community Development Department.