How We Approach Water Projects
According to the World Health Organization, nearly 50% of all of rural Nicaraguans don't have access to an improved water source.
So SuNica has set out, not to be the greatest well drilling outfit of all time, but to be exceptional at the social-engineering of water projects. We don't show up, dig a well, and leave. If we're going to facilitate a project that has life beyond our involvement, the people who're being helped should become so entrenched in the process they hardly feel as if they're being helped.
Brian Fikkert of The Chalmers Center for Education says community developers need to make the "inherent assumption that the economically poor have knowledge, abilities, and insights to be stewards over their own communities." We strive to be experts at coaxing those inherent gifts from communities so they can embrace their own capabilities. This is a slower process than simply punching a well, but it leads to sustainability and community renewal.
Our Current Project - San Carlos
Completed Project - El Porvenir