The Rotary Minute is a quick one-minute story that features the work and impact of Rotary in our community and world!
One of the seven areas of focus for Rotary International is WASH- which stands for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene. When people have access to clean water and sanitation, waterborne diseases such as cholera, dysentery, and typhoid decrease, children stay healthier and mothers spend less time carrying water to their homes.
Since 2013, The Rotary Foundation has invested more than $150 million in over 2000 projects worldwide. I will focus on some of the projects our club has participated in.
Starting in 2016 we partnered with local nonprofit, Spring of Hope International, on several projects in Kenya that have drilled new wells, and built latrines and biosand filters (for families who can’t access water from a well). In 2020 we provided funding for hand washing stations to help reduce the transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
We are now partnering on a $90,000 Global Grant in Ecuador with the Bahia de Caraquez Rotary Club which will bring clean water to the Rio Muchacho community. 

By partnering with other Rotary Clubs and nonprofits, our club is able to help make the world a better place. That’s today’s Rotary Minute (and a half).