Moving towards universal WASH access in the North Caribbean Coasts Autonomous Region (RACCN)
Robin Centeno, nurse at San Pablo Health Centre in Tasba Pri, Nicaragua.
The Nicaragua Rural project is part of the Lazos de Agua Program. It is implemented by a variety of project partners: WaterAid America oversees WASH solutions and strengthens the local technical and managerial capabilities at community and institutional levels. Component A is a coordinated effort between the municipalities of Waslala, Waspam, and Puerto Cabezas, as well as the regional government of the RACCN. The SABC interventions in Component B are carried out by the artists groups Mujeres Creativas Lapta Yula, Traca Traca, El Bosque, Zankistas Fuego y Son, and Colectivo Arte Ceibo. And our project partners for Component C are PANA PANA, Cooperativa Caja Rural, and Mano a Mano.
- The aim is to increase access to water and sanitation services that are safely and sustainably managed. This is done by building or improving infrastructure — in this case: by building or improving drinking water supply systems at community, family, and individual levels; by improving WASH services in schools and health centres; and by building sanitation solutions.
- This project fosters the following behaviours through SABC interventions: drinking water treatment and safe storage, handwashing with soap and water at key moments, and payment of the water service tariff.
- This project creates an enabling environment by developing WASH-specific financial products, by strengthening the WASH supply chain, by supporting market-based solutions including entrepreneurship training and micro-loan promotion campaigns.