food-security-project

Family Gardens for Food Security

Promoting crop diversification through family gardens to increase food security

Location:  El Ojochal del Listón, Telica

Duration:  April 2012  present

Beneficiaries:  37

Project cost:  $4,954

Donors:  Shel-Mar Farms, USA; Wells Country Farm Bureau, USA; other private donors

pdf-small Review August 2012

elnajotank

Mountain Rain III

Rainwater harvesting for five communities in the Maribios volcanoes

Location:  El Ñajo, El Caracol, Agua Fría, El Ojochal & El Perpetuo, Telica

Duration:  March 2012 – present

Beneficiaries:  240

Project cost:  $60,000

Donor:  Georg Fischer Clean Water Foundation, Switzerland

pdf-small  Project proposal

arsenicfilter

Action against arsenic

Pilot project to introduce filters for families with arsenic contaminated water

Location:  Unión España, Nuevo Amanecer, Bella Vista & Ocotón, Telica

Duration:  January 2012 – present

Beneficiaries:  115

Project cost:  $9,000

Donor:  Oxford-León Association and Trust, UK

pdf-smallProject proposal

 

elnajoroad

El Ñajo road

Improvements to access to the hillside community of El Ñajo

Location:  El Ñajo, Telica

Duration:  January 2012 – present

Beneficiaries:  43

Project cost:  $14,444

Donor:  M Night Shyamalan Foundation, USA

pdf-smallFinal report

el-najo-gardens

Family Gardens & Extensionist Training

Training families and a visiting extensionist to grow biointensive family gardens

Location:  El Ñajo, Telica

Duration:  November 2011  March 2012

Beneficiaries:  44

Project cost:  $4,339

Donors:  Gettysburg-León Project, Nicaragua; Young Grower Alliance, USA; St. James Church; USA

pdf-small  Final report

spring

Spring cleaning in Agua Fría

Improvements to spring protection and construction of a storage tank

Location:  Agua Fría, Telica

Duration:  February 2011 – December 2012

Beneficiaries:  292

Project cost:  $8,500

Donor:  Oxford-León Association and Trust, UK

pdf-smallFinal report

 

 

arsenator

Telica Arsenic Study

An investigation into the extent, causes and effects of arsenic pollution

Location:  Municipality of Telica

Duration:  November 2010 – December 2011

Beneficiaries:  1145

Project cost:  $40,953

Donors:  PAHO/WHO, Nicaragua; Pantaleón, Nicaragua; Grupo Pellas, Nicaragua; Oxford-León Trust, UK, Friends of Students for 60,000, USA

pdf-smallProject proposal

 

natank

Nuevo Amanecer rainwater harvesting

Rainwater harvesting for a school in Nuevo Amanecer

Location:  Nuevo Amanecer, Telica

Duration:  August – October  2010

Beneficiaries:  251

Project cost:  $5,462

Donor:  Friends of Students for 60,000, USA

 

duleytank

Mountain Rain II

Rainwater harvesting for two communities in the Maribios volcanoes

Location:  El Ojochal - La Joya & Agua Fría, Telica

Duration:  July – December  2010

Beneficiaries:  90

Project cost:  $17,409

Donor:  American Nicaraguan Foundation, Nicaragua

 

beekeeping

Bees for conservation

Training in beekeeping in four hillside communities

Location:  Agua Fría, El Caracol, El Ojochal del Listón & El Ñajo, Telica

Duration:  June 2010 – present

Beneficiaries:  80

Project cost:  $30,600

Donor:  New Hope Llantwit Major, UK

 

pipes

Water supply and distribution system

Design and installation of a new water system

Location:  La Unión & Nuevo Amanecer, Telica

Duration: March 2010 – present

Beneficiaries:  953

Project cost:  $152,200

Donors:  Mayor of Telica, Nicaragua; Friends of Students for 60,000, USA

pdf-smallHydrogeological study
(Spanish only)

fire

Forests and fires

Prevention of forest fires and reforestation in the Telica-Rota Protected Area

Location:  El Ojochal del Listón, Telica

Duration:  January 2010 – February 2011

Beneficiaries:  115

Project cost:  $16,166

Donors:  private donors

 

radish

Growing family gardens

Training women to grow organic family gardens with drip irrigation

Location:  El Ojochal del Listón, Telica

Duration:  November 2009 – June 2010

Beneficiaries:  75

Project cost:  $13,145

Donors: St Paul’s and St George’s Church, Edinburgh, UK; other private donors

 

map

Water prospecting in Estelí

Hydrogeological investigations in three remote communities

Location:  Los Limones, Rodeo Grande & La Montañita, San Nicolás

Duration:  September – October 2009

Beneficiaries:  850

Project cost:  $4,921

Donors:  World Vision, Nicaragua

pdf-smallFinal report
(Spanish only)

 

latrine

El Ojochal latrines

Construction of 26 latrines in a remote hillside community

Location:  El Ojochal del Listón, Telica

Duration:  August 2009

Beneficiaries:  115

Project cost:  $5,005

Donors:  American Nicaraguan Foundation, Nicaragua; other private donors

 

arturo

Land rights for La Palmerita

Surveying and distribution of 153 lots of agricultural land for displaced coffee workers

Location:  La Palmerita, Malpaisillo

Duration:  January 2009 – July 2011

Beneficiaries:  765

Project cost:  $31,916

Donors:  Oxford-León Association and Trust, UK; other private donors

 

elojoche

El Ojoche rainwater harvesting

Rainwater harvesting and spring improvements for a rural community

Location:  El Ojoche, Somotillo, Chinandega

Duration:  September 2008 – July 2011

Beneficiaries:  485

Project cost:  $31,559

Donors:  Food for the Hungry, Nicaragua; Rotary Club of León, Nicaragua

 

mountainrain

Mountain Rain I

Rainwater harvesting in five communities in the Maribios volcanoes

Location: Volcán Telica, Cerro Rota, Telica

Duration:  July 2008 – November 2009

Beneficiaries:  571

Project cost:  $88,778

Donor:  Georg Fischer Clean Water Foundation, Switzerland

pdf-smallFinal report

pdf-smallAppendices

pdf-smallMaps

 

 

 

trainingtank

Rainwater harvesting for beginners

Training local builders through the construction of a model rainwater tank

Location: Gracias a Dios, San Jacinto, Telica

Duration:  July – December 2008

Beneficiaries:  9

Project cost:  $5,088

Donor: Oxford-León Trust, UK

pdf-smallFinal report

 

truck

A way up the mountain

Road improvements to access remote mountain communities

Location:  San Jacinto to El Ojochal del Listón and Santa Elena to El Caracol, Telica

Duration:  July 2008 – June 2009

Beneficiaries:  230

Project cost:  $33,246

Donors:  New Hope Llantwit Major, UK; other private donors

 

matagalpa

Water for my school

Rainwater harvesting for a school in Matagalpa

Location:  Waswalí Abajo, Matagalpa

Duration:  June – November 2008

Beneficiaries:  610

Project cost:  $7,462

Donor:  CARE, Nicaragua

 

felixlink

Project Felix

Emergency water and sanitation relief work following Hurricane Felix

Location:  California, El Black, Las Breñas and other communities, Rosita, RAAN

Duration:  September – November 2007

Beneficiaries:  2000 (estimated)

Project cost:  $15,824

Donors:  Peace and Hope Trust, UK; Llantwit Major Community Church, UK; St Aldate's Church, Oxford, UK; other private donors

 

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Gracias a Dios

Rainwater harvesting for a community at the foot of Volcán Telica

Location:  Gracias a Dios, San Jacinto, Telica

Duration:  July 2007 – May 2008

Beneficiaries:  68

Project cost:  $38,484

Donors:  Olive Branch Mennonite Missions, USA; St Paul’s and St George’s Church, Edinburgh, UK; World Vision, Nicaragua

 

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Libro amigo

A pilot project to promote reading in an impoverished rural community

Location: San Jacinto, Telica

Duration: February 2007 – November 2008

Beneficiaries: 1020

Project cost: $8,882

Donors: Oxford-León Trust, UK; Troutman Foundation, USA; other private donors

 

 

aseselink

A house by the lake

A housing project for displaced islanders by Lake Cocibolca (hydrogeological study, project design and Environmental Impact Assessment)

Location: Asese Peninsula, Granada

Duration: October 2006 – May 2010

Beneficiaries: 300 (estimated)

Project cost: $9,156

Donor: Seed International Fund Trust, UK

pdf-smallEIA (Spanish only)

pdf-smallHydrogeological study (Spanish only)

 

iglesiasunidaslink

Churches unite to catch the rain

A project building cooperation between churches through rainwater harvesting

Location: Four churches in San Jacinto, Telica

Duration: January – December 2006

Beneficiaries: 350 (estimated)

Project cost: $24,949

Donors: The Bishop of Oxford, UK; St Paul’s and St George’s Church, Edinburgh, UK; Mendlesham Christian Fellowship, UK; Emmanuel Church, Bicester, UK; other private donors



school

El Ojochal school

Rainwater harvesting and school reconstruction for a remote hillside community

Location: El Ojochal del Listón, Telica

Duration: November 2005 – July 2010

Beneficiaries: 115

Project cost: $26,968

Donors: New Hope Llantwit Major, UK; Mayor of Telica

 

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La Palmerita housing

Construction of 112 houses for displaced coffee workers

Location:  La Palmerita, Malpaisillo

Duration:  November 2005 – August 2007

Beneficiaries:  463

Project cost:  $315,297

Donors:  Peace and Hope Trust, UK; FOSOVI, Nicaragua; American Nicaraguan Foundation, Nicaragua; Llantwit Major Community Church, UK; other private donors