Sunday, February 28, 2021
Read article about the "Rotary Water Filter and Latrine" projects
Click here to read the full article - Rotary - gifts lift Honduran Villages.pdf
Project#1 - Doctors - Nurses - Medication

From the beginning, St. Michael’s parishioners have assisted our sister parish with basic medical supplies and hygiene education. You have provided the funding for a part time doctor, a nurse and two health promoters that educate and treat our brethren in Nueva Palestina.


 Las year the medical team completed 98 visits to the villages and treated over 2,550 patients.


Improve sanitary living conditions

Provide better healthcare

- Maintain medical cabinets with medications.

- Provide a doctor, nurse and 3 health promoters to visit people in the villages and basic medical items


Project # 2 - Giving Latrines

District 7710 clubs

     (Southwest Durham, Wake Forest, Holly Springs and the five Cary clubs) provided $42,250 for materials and construction of the latrines. Pictured below, left, is an example of what one village family had before the Nueva Palestina project and, right, the finished latrine.

Rotarians also connected with St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church of Cary, which has worked in Nueva Palestina for decades to improve the health and education of the villagers. St. Michaels’ “health promoters” supervised the construction work. The spark for this project was Mark Wainwright, a Cary Page member who shepherded the grant to completion. The result? “Super heartwarming,” says Ricky Burns, one of the team leaders.



This year, we helped over 112 families with roofs and concrete floors, helping them keep dry and our tof the mud in the rainy season
Project # 3 - Floors And Roofs

This year, we have also helped over 85 families put roofs on their homes and concrete floors under their feet, keeping them dry in the rainy season and out of the mud.  While we have assisted many, there are still numerous families living in extreme poor conditions.


Project # 4 - Water Filters

Clean Water, Sanitation For Rural Villagers Is The Result

The Cary-Page club, its partners in District 7710 and the Rotary Club of Danli, Honduras – have finished their project in Nueva Palestina, Honduras. And what a project it has been: the construction of 305 Biosand water filters and 59 latrines in that remote part of Eastern Honduras. This equipment will promote clean drinking water and prevent water-borne illnesses that take thousands of lives in Honduras every year. That news came in a phone call from Honduras the last week of June.

Biosand filters use gravity to carry dirty water through layers of biological material that kill pathogens, then through sand and gravel to remove solids. Water then trickles out of a pipe and into a container collecting the potable water. These filters weigh about 400 pounds, which discourages theft over the 20 years they work for families lacking access to public sources of clean water. The filters were made by a company (Fabrica de Filtros de Bioarena) in Danli, and village families constructed the latrines. District 7710 clubs (Southwest Durham, Wake Forest, Holly Springs and the five Cary clubs) provided $42,250 for materials and construction of the latrines.


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