Through our club foundation and The Rotary Foundation’s grants programs, the Rotary Club of FishHawk-Riverview identifies at least one international cause to support each year. For the last few years, the club’s international focus has been centered on clean water and sanitation. Working with a Rotary district in Michigan, FishHawk-Riverview Rotarians have been raising money to provide life-saving bio-sand water filters to impoverished families in Honduras.

While US based Rotary clubs provide much of the means for such a project, Rotarians in Honduras serve as hosts and coordinators. Collectively, Rotarians are involved every step of the way, ensuring that funds are properly governed and the project is executed as planned. The Rotary Club of FishHawk-Riverview has pledged a minimum of 100 filters at an estimated cost of $125 per unit.

Each bio-sand filter system is installed in a single family dwelling and is capable of providing clean water to a family of four for up to 10 years. FishHawk-Riverview Rotarians traveled to Honduras in February 2016 to deliver, inspect and install the 100 filters. 

Our Clean Water project continued for 2017 and was the purchase and installation of 100 engineered latrines in Comayagua, Honduras. They are custom built at the El Ayudante Mission with the help of many Rotarians and many local residents. They are transported and installed at the recipient's homes. This project was completed in September 2017. Rotary Clubs from throughout the Tampa Bay area have partnered along with us and the local Honduras Rotary Club to make this project possible. 

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