Project brings clean water to poor neighborhoods in the Philippines
Residents in two poor neighborhoods of Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines, have clean drinking water because of a project supported by the International H2O Collaboration, an alliance between Rotary International and USAID.
The effort, sponsored by the Rotary clubs of Armadale, Western Australia, Australia, and Zamboanga City West, in cooperation with the Zamboanga City Water District, established a system that pipes water more than 2 miles to homes and schools in two barangays in Zamboanga City. The cost of the US$400,000 project is split between The Rotary Foundation and USAID.
Launched in 2009, the alliance works to implement long-term, sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene projects in the developing world. The first phase of the partnership has focused on three countries: Ghana, the Philippines, and the Dominican Republic.
Watch the video above, produced by Cinesur Films for the Zamboanga City West club and the Zamboanga City Water District.
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