Y Kuaa: Supporting behaviour change and strengthening the WASH sector in Paraguay

Reporting Organization:One Drop Foundation
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 42,300,000
Timeframe: January 17, 2017 - December 17, 2022
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Marie-France Dos Santos
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

One Drop Foundation

Participating Organizations

  • Government and Public Sector

    • Servicio Nacional de Saneamiento Ambiental de Paraguay (SENASA)
  • Multilateral Organizations

  • NGOs

    • FEMSA Foundation
    • Asociacion Cultural Crear en Libertad
    • Fundacio Moises Bertoni
    • Japan Special Poverty Reduction Fund
    • The Coca Cola Foundation
  • Private Sector

    • Jakaira
    • Porandu
    • Tehova Audiovisual

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

  • NGOs

    • Fundacio Moises Bertoni (0.31%)
    • Lazos de Agua (7.13%)
  • Government and Public Sector

    • Servicio Nacional de Saneamiento Ambiental de Paraguay (SENASA) (92.56%)
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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Paraguay - $ 42,300,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

WASH (93.00 %)

Other (3.00 %)

Economic Development & Empowerment (1.00 %)

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Promotion & Education (3.00 %)

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The project is implemented by Fundación Moisés Bertoni along with SENASA, who is responsible for component A as part of the government’s multi-million-dollar program. The project’s goal is to use Social Art for Behaviour Change to improve the sustainability of the WASH infrastructure being built in seven designated Paraguay departments. Y kuaa addresses challenges related to the management, maintenance, and sustainability of the water supply networks and sanitation units. Three artists’ groups are carrying out the project’s Social Art for Behaviour Change (SABC) interventions are Jakairá, Crear en Libertad, and Tierra Nuestra.

Y kuaa, which means “Water Wisdom” in the Guaraní language, 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, Y Kuaa will have facilitated sustainable access to water and/or sanitation services for more than 72,000 people in six departments of Paraguay. Of these, around 32,000 will also have participated in Social Art for Behaviour Change™ (SABC) interventions

Achieved Results


  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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