Project Guanajuato: Supporting behaviour change and strengthening the WASH sector in the state of Guanajuato

Reporting Organization:One Drop Foundation
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 18,600,000
Timeframe: January 1, 2017 - December 21, 2022
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Marie-France Dos Santos
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

One Drop Foundation

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Mexico - $ 18,600,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

WASH (78.00 %)

Other (11.00 %)

Economic Development & Empowerment (2.00 %)

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Promotion & Education (9.00 %)

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The Guanajuato project is implemented by Living Water International along with the CEAG — who manages component A of this project as part of the State of Guanajuato’s multi-million-dollar rural water and sanitation program. It strengthens both the technical and the managerial capacities of committees and municipalities in the WASH area, fosters behaviour change, and improves community access to affordable, quality WASH products and services. The Guanajuato project is partnering with Habitat for Humanity in component C, while also partnering with artist groups Imaginartes, Tiliches del baúl, Cine Colectivo, and Machincuepa, to develop its Social Art for Behaviour Change (SABC) interventions.

The project is part of the Lazos de Agua Program, a multi-stakeholder partnership of One Drop, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), The Coca-Cola Foundation and Fundación FEMSA. With a total financial commitment of US$ 25 million from these organizations (US $10 M from One Drop) and complementary investments from national and local governments and the communities, as well as from executing partners. The Program will provide sustainable WASH access to around 200,000 people in Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Paraguay by December 2022.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Adolescent males Children, girls Children, boys Under-5 children Newborns Older adults, women Older adults, men
Descriptors: Urban Rural
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

By December 2022, the project will have facilitated sustainable access to water and/or sanitation services for almost 63,000 people. Of these, around 49,000 will also have participated in Social Art for Behavior ChangeTM (SABC) activities, a focus of the One Drop Foundation.

Achieved Results


  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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