Ecuador school project approved by TRF
A global grant application to benefit a school of 750 students in the community of Ahuano in the Amazon Basin of Ecuador was approved by The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International on July 20th.  The $54K project will improve water and sanitation infrastructure and will provide school attendance stimulus.   Repairs to the school’s water system, a new purification system, and 20 new toilets will help keep the students healthy. New technology, musical instruments and sports equipment will help keep the students engaged.  The benefit will be felt for years to come as more students stay in school, graduate, and are healthy contributors to their community.   The Rotary Clubs of Blue Lakes-Twin Falls, Boise Downtown, Boise Southwest and Salmon are contributing $3,766 to the project. 
 
That amount will be matched 100% by Rotary Foundation District Designated Funds (DDF) and 50% by TRF World Fund.  DDF is matched 100% by World Fund.  All totaled, D5400 clubs’ contributions will be leveraged to $13,181 through The Rotary Foundation. Nine Rotary and Rotaract Clubs and four Districts are participating in the project financing with the Rotary Clubs of Los Chillos Milenio in Ecuador and Salem, West Virginia, serving as the host and international sponsors. When a global grant application is approved, participating clubs send their money to TRF, and when all is received, the project is funded. Depending upon the terms of the grant, all or part of the total grant amount (club money + DDF + World Fund) is wired to the grant bank account.  The sponsor club managing the money for the grant is required to have a separate bank account for each TRF grant it administers.