The Eco-sanitation project was initiated by three Rotary-sponsored UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education alumni, who all graduated in April 2016:
- Afnan Agramont, MSc in Water Resources Management, sponsored by RC Amboro, D4690 Bolivia
- Scott Taggart, MSc in Sanitary Engineering, sponsored by RC Oakville-West, D7080 Canada
- Mariel Ugalde, MSc in Water Services Management, sponsored by RC La Paz Sur, D4690 Bolivia
These scholarships form an essential element of the strategic partnership between Rotary and UNESCO-IHE, with the objective to provide young water-professionals with relevant knowledge and expertise that can be subsequently used in Rotary WASH projects like these.
Rotary International Foundation:The Project incorporate the participation of the Rotary Districts D6920 from Georgia USA, D1590 & D1600 from the Netherlands, D1850 from Germany and D4690 from Bolivia. The committed funding for phase 1 is a combination from contributions from Rotary Clubs and Districts, supplemented with funds from the World Fund from The Rotary Foundation (TRF), as tabled below:
Engineers Without Border Bolivia: Organization specialized in water and sanitation project management and engineering. This organization will manage the project, furthermore will structure and facilitate the workshops and capacity development components, the technical assistance and supervision during the construction.
The communities of Comanche: The communities of Botijlaca (45 Families), Capalailo (25 families), Huacallaya (45 families), Huanacollo (26 families), and Palcoma Centro (34 families); will provide the labor and local materials as sand, rocks and plastic bottles.
CEDESBOL: community based organization specialized in agriculture. This organization will provide technical assistance during the capacity development workshops and training.