On a recent visit to the Philippines Disaster Aid Australia Directors visited a SkyHydrant installation at Dansolihon Barangay.
This installation was set up as a partnership with the Rotary Club of West Cagayan de Oro and Balay Mindanaw.
The Barangay Captain, and his committee, told us they were very happy with the water quality however they would like to improve the access of the SkyHydrant water to more people.
Following the initial inspection we met with the Barangay Committee where the Rotary Club of West Cagayan de Oro made a generous offer:
- The club offered to finance the cost of water containers so that the Barangay would be able to deliver safe water to people within the community.
- The club would help the Barangay to run a water supply business providing an employment opportunity for the current volunteer hydrant operator.
- After a year of experience of running a water 'business' everything would be transfered to the Barangay, so they may continue as a co-operative.
This initiative is a great way of moving from a simple donation to investment in a Social Enterprise, ensuring a sustainable outcome.
Disaster Aid Australia congratulates the Rotary Club of West Cagayan de Oro on this initiative which can be a model for future installations.
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