Victor-Farmington Rotary Club recently commenced another international project.
The La Palma Water Project will involve a $65,000 effort to provide clean water to the small village of La Palma in north central Nicaragua. The village has a deep well, but does not have a distribution system. The Rotary project will supply a pump and chlorinator, tank and distribution piping to run water to homes in the village.
La Palma is a village of approximately 700 people, with two schools and a large health outpost. Villagers will dig trenches and lay distribution piping to their homes. A community group will manage and maintain the well and equipment. Each home will receive a spigot outside its front door.
Karen Parkhurst, secretary of Victor-Farmington Rotary, previously initiated several similar projects in Nicaragua. The club endorsed the idea of going forward with the project. The Rotary Club of Esteli, Nicaragua, will act as a partner to monitor on-site progress.