Cerro Grande

Project Name: 
Cerro Grande
Total Cost (US$): 
0
Amount currently funded: 
0
Date Completed: 
1991
Numero de personas beneficiadas: 
135
Número of familias beneficiadas: 
0
Near San Ramon, Matagalpa, many inhabitants used to hike up to an hour for contaminated water. They tried unsuccessfully to get support for a water system from several other agencies before contacting APLV. The system spans 8 km and large elevation differences and provides potable water to campesinos in three very dispersed communities. An object lesson for APLV on the complexities of inter-community relations. Largely destroyed by Hurricane Mitch, it was rebuilt and expanded in 1999.