LOTUS Humanitarian Aid Foundation

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LOTUS IN MEXICO

LOTUS became involved with devedloping domestic water systems in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato in 2014 at the urging of Board Member Mark Stewart and his wife Margaret. Since then LOTUS has increased its financial contributions to this effort and in February 2015 a contingient of LOTUS Board members visited several rural communities to gauge the effectiveness of the Program.

Cllck here to meet our in-country coordinators, partners and volunteers..

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WHY WATER CISTERNS?

Experts in water resources tell us that water supplies within Mexico's central highlands are significantly polluted as a consequence of historic mining and high concentrations of naturally occuring minerals such as floride. This makes the water unhealthy. Neither residents in rural Guanajuato nor their regional governments have the funds to provide centralized water distribution or treatment facilities. Thus, the simplest solution -- making use of rain water runoff into lined cisterns -- is also the most economical and effective.

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HOW DO YOU HELP?

Your donation to LOTUS of $100 - $250 US can, when leveraged with our other funding partners, ensure that a family in rural central Mexico has high quality water available on a continuing basis.

A familiy will join with up to nine other households to prepare sites for the cisterns and complete all but the most complicated aspects of construction. Upon completion, the family unit is trained in the ongoing practices necessisary to maintain the system..

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ROTARY SAN MIGUEL MIDDAY

The Rotary San Miguel Midday (RSMM) club was chartered on June 30, 2005.

In the ensuing years, RSMM is proud to have contributed to the betterment of our community in many of areas. RSMM's current service projects include Fighting Disease and Growing Local Economies, Providing Clean Water, and Saving Mothers and Children and Supporting Education.

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CEDESA

CEDESA has been working in communities. throughout the state of Guanajuato since 1965. CEDESA provides financing and technical assistance to communities in support of Water Harvesting in many communities in the Mexican state of Guanajuato.

CEDESA technical support team and local volunteers are gearing up for the coming summer when new cisterns will be installed by residents.

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OUTCOMES

Project Benefits

Cisterns: 626
Communities: 24
People served: Over 4,000 family members plus other school & kinder children

Project Funding Summary

Rotary: US $239,588 (including direct grant private donations)
SMCF: US $10,614
SAPASMA: MX $953,353 +/- US $73,334)
FONDO VERDE: MX $150,000 (+/- US $11,500) + US $21,850
LOTUS: MX $93,530
Other: US $1,000

Total approx. = US $365,080

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CONTACT US

The LOTUS management team is available to take your comments or answer any questions you have.

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