Phase two of our Panama Water Project has begun!
1,600 Panamanians Helped by Roswell Rotary's Water Project

1,600 people (more than half children) are being lifted by your efforts. Clean water means better education, efficiency, and exponentially greater opportunities for them and their children for future generations.

Because of the remote locales - inaccessible by heavy equipment and conventional government project processes - local labor is used extensively by necessity AND design. This has resulted in a cash cost estimated to be 80% less than what it would have cost the government to achieve the same results.

And our Rotary project is far more sustainable. In building the water system themselves, the villagers understand and can repair it, as well as having a pride-filled sense of ownership. They are aware, and deeply grateful, that their lives have been fundamentally altered and improved.

In recognizing our efforts, the government articulated an unexpected dividend from the project - greater national security and community strength. A stronger and more united citizenry in remote - especially border - areas stabilizes the society amid the current immigration crisis and criminal oppression.

We had not expected that. Many good things come from doing good. Seeing Rotarians truly living out "Service above Self" reverberates in ways we may never know.

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Posted by Hal Schlenger
March 21, 2023


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