Nicaragua Rural: Moving towards universal WASH access in the North Caribbean Coasts Autonomous Region (RACCN)

Reporting Organization:One Drop Foundation
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 10,500,000
Timeframe: June 1, 2017 - December 31, 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)

  • NGOs

  • Government and Public Sector

    • Comunidades (15.33%)
    • Gobiernos locales (8.25%)
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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Nicaragua - $ 10,500,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

WASH (52.00 %)

Other (38.00 %)

Economic Development & Empowerment (2.00 %)

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (8.00 %)

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The Nicaragua Rural project 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 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: Rural Indigenous peoples
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

By June 2022, the Rural Nicaragua Project will have facilitated sustainable access to water and/or sanitation services for approximately 17,500 people in the municipalities of Waslala, Waspam and Puerto Cabezas. They will also have participated in Social Art for Behaviour Change™ (SABC) interventions, an approach of the One Drop Foundation.

Achieved Results


  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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