Asociación Comunal Pilas Orientales Group
Update on Asociación Comunal Pilas Orientales GroupThe Asociación Comunal para el Desarrollo de Proyectos de Agua Potable y Otros Pilas Orientales [Pilas Orientales Community Association for the Development of Potable Water and Other Projects] is located in the Masaya department. It supplies five communities, in which 952 service users are registered, and benefits over six thousand people, of whom over 50% are children. This Association has been in operation for 24 years, and originally served 250 users in the Pilas Orientales and Las Conchitas communities. One year later, it offered services to the communities of Los López and Los Manguitos, and later the community of Plan del Arenal.
Given the increase in the quantity of users, and considering the lifespan of the existing tubing, the group decided, with a consensus from the users, to change out 2 km of 2-inch PVC tubing to 4-inch tubing. For this project, they will need materials such as spacers, adhesive, joints, and shut-off valves.
The pipe to be changed crosses the community of Las Pilas Orientales and will directly benefit its 206 users. It will indirectly benefit over 6 thousand people, allowing a greater flow of potable water which will arrive in greater volumes and in better time to the more distant communities. It will create energy savings of 40% due to a reduction of pumping hours.
Previous Loan DetailsThe las Pilas Orientales Communal Association for the Development of Water and Other Projects was founded in 1992 to solve water supply problems in the north Masaya regions. At present it supplies 5 communities, for a total of 845 users. with a community of 4,225 people supplied. They are asking ... More from Asociación Comunal Pilas Orientales Group's previous loan »
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This loan is part of an AFODENIC pilot project to provide capital to Drinking Water and Sanitation Committees. These committees are comprised of community members who work on a volunteer basis to manage wells and water distribution in the rural areas where they live, which do not have access to government-provided running water. Loans are disbursed to committee members, who represent their entire communities – hundreds or even thousands of individuals – using a solidarity guarantee. Committees use these loans to repair water pumps, install water meters, and buy new pumps or motors for existing distribution systems. Loan repayments are made jointly via small contributions from all members of the community who benefit from water access. Committee members are responsible for collecting and tracking repayments. Kiva is very excited to support AFODENIC's initiative to expand access to clean drinking water in rural Nicaragua.
About AFODENICThis loan is administered by AFODENIC, La Asociación para el Fomento al Desarrollo Nicaragua, a Kiva Field Partner based in Managua, Nicaragua. Founded in 1999, AFODENIC was created to promote the socio-economic and cultural development of sectors that are excluded from commercial banking. Integrating economic and human resources, AFODENIC offers affordable and adaptable financial services aimed at strengthening the family unit of their clients, who include students, producers, and micro- and small entrepreneurs from rural and urban areas. AFODENIC is a socially responsible institution engaged in society and making a positive impact on its professional partners and communities.
Supporting a borrower through AFODENIC contributes to the pursuit of innovation in mitigating poverty in Nicaragua. Visit AFODENIC’s partner page for more information.
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