SECOPA - COMMUNITY SERVICES, POZO ADEMADO

Community members of Pozo Ademado, some holding ceramic water filters, stand in front of their first rainwater harvesting system in November 2015. 

Community members of Pozo Ademado, some holding ceramic water filters, stand in front of their first rainwater harvesting system in November 2015. 

SECOPA (Servicios Comunitarios Pozo Ademado) is a grassroots organization located in Pozo Ademado -- one of the most affected communities in the region -- and is another one of our most important community partners.  SECOPA works not only in Pozo Ademado, but with communities throughout the municipality of San Diego de la Unión. 

Since 2011, Caminos de Agua has worked with almost a dozen communities in SECOPA's region, focusing largely on water quality analyses of community wells.  Additionally, Carmen Castro - a SECOPA organizer and our main partner in the region - has set-up a small ceramic filter distribution center at SECOPA's headquarters in Pozo Ademado. 

Starting in 2015, Caminos de Agua and SECOPA began rainwater harvesting training and implementation projects.  To date, we have built systems in four communities and are hoping to expand that impact soon.