The Colonia Esmerelda Water Supply project is located in El Salvador, the smallest country in Central America. The community is in the southeastern region of the country’s capitol San Salvador along the hillside of the San Jacinto neighborhood.
The community consists of approximately 85 households and 430 total residents. All residents are native Salvadorans and most commonly work as housekeepers, tailors, or markets and shops workers/owners. The community has a Board of 10 members who regularly meet to discuss and develop resolutions to any ongoing community issues. The Rotary Clubs of Humble Intercontinental and San Salvador Sur have assisted with project funding and establishing local technical expertise, contractors and equipment suppliers.
The community currently has three ongoing challenges that allow for EWB-CH involvement. These projects include the improvement to tank and distribution piping for clean water supply, construction of a retaining wall for road travel and the design of a community drainage system to reduce flooding and protect resident’s homes.
June 1, 2005
On hold due to in-country security concerns.