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1 International Service Project for Rotary Clubs Central Asia Village Water Supply International Service Project for Rotary Clubs

2 RI Mandate for Districts & Clubs Undertake International Service Projects to provide clean water to people in Rotary nations as humanitarian service projects. Examples: Nigerian Wells Project ( Central Asia Villages Project ( Caribbean Water Projects (

3 Central Asia Region Water Resources Central Asia Region

4 Why a project in Central Asia? Humanitarian Need… Tajikistan is the poorest nation outside of Africa. Its per capita income is less than $200. Newest Rotary Nation… show Tajiks & Kyrgyz people that business and community leaders in the USA are prepared to help. Public Diplomacy… Rotary is critical to the development and democratization of these nations. Embassy leaders are joining with these projects. First Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, then Kazakhstan. Perhaps later Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan.

5 Tajikistan per capita income Tajikistan per capita income is less than $200, a level smaller than every nation on the planet with the exception of half a dozen African nations. However, literacy rates in Tajikistan are high (above 98%) suggesting an excellent potential for economic development.

6 KYRGYZSTAN VILLAGES Mountain Springs Water Project Area around Tokmak east of the capital city of Bishkek Destination Village Pipeline

7 Rotary Club of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Rotary Club of Bishkek Officers Delivering Water Pipe Rotary Club and Community Representatives Inspect Completed Pipeline The Kyrgyzstan Rotary project collects surface water from mountain springs and pipes it to villages below. The Rotary Club of Bishkek formed at the end of 1998, with the support of District 2430 of Turkey. Kenneth Arne Project Chair Askar Khadjimuratov Yuri Gerasimchuck


9 Typical rural dwelling Typical rural dwelling

10 Tajikistan Team Graeme Loten 2005-2006 President Rotary Club of Dushanbe U.K. Ambassador Bill Kennedy, Rotarian Water Committee Chair USAID Attorney Sabina Dzalaeva, Rotarian Project Chair in Dushanbe Michal Fidler, Rotarian Project Trainer Rustam Tajibaev Engineer Intern Daler Domullojonov Senior Engineer The Newest Rotary Nation Tajikistan Team

11 Project Trainees in USA University Exchange Students Deliver Presentations to Rotary Clubs, Assemble Grant Applications and Prepare Project Reports Cindy (England) Sep 2005 – Mar 2006 Vladimir (Uzbekistan) Jun – Sep 2005 Hiywot (Ethiopia) Sep – Dec 2005 Getnet (Ethiopia) Feb – May 2006 Vasco (Germany) Aug – Oct 2005 Paolo Italy) Feb – May 2006 Project Trainees in USA

12 Jan. 2006 (9 Tajik Villages) March 2005 (3 Tajik Villages) March 2006 (Kyrgyzstan) Presentations and Donations Donations (35 Clubs) 1. LaBelle$ 1000 2. Clewiston $ 500 3. Sheridan - IN$ 1000 4. Noblesville - IN$ 500 5.Lehigh Acres $ 1000 6.Cape Coral $ 2000 7.Dade City $ 1000 8.Murdock $ 1000 9.Gulf Beaches $ 1000 10. Placida $ 600 11. Rockville – IN $ 2250 13. South Venice $ 1000 14. Venice-Nokomis $ 1000 15. Immokalee $ 1500 16. Bonita Springs $ 1000 17. Sanibel-Captiva $ 1000 18. Naples Bay $ 1000 19. Englewood $ 1000 20. Peace River $ 1000 21. Seminole $ 1000 22. Charlotte Harbor $100 23. Fort Myers South $250 24. Wellington $250 25. Fort Myers Beach $400 26. Pahokee $500 27. Maitland$500 28. Villages at Lady Lake$500 29. Doral $520 30. Greenfield -IN$572 31. Fort Pierce Sunrise $1000 32. North Dade $1000 33. Muncie Sunrise - IN$1000 33. Lakeland North$1000 34. Anna Maria Island$1000 35. Portland $2000 Club funds are matched by districts, TRF and CARE to yield project funds of 4x or 7x the club donations.

13 Outline & Schedule Constructed 3 Village Water Systems in Tajikistan (Apr – Dec 2005) Rotary International (Clubs, Districts, TRF) 20 clubs in Florida 6 clubs in Indiana, Montana, and Canada Dushanbe (Tajikistan) and Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) 9 New Village Projects in Tajikistan (Jan 2006 – Mar 2007) 5 New Village Projects in Kyrgyzstan (Mar 2006 – Mar 2007)

14 Matching Formula Rotary International Club donation $ 1000 Typical district match $ 1000 TRF match $ 1500 Rotary Subtotal $ 3500 NGO Partners* $ 3500 (CARE, Soros, ADB) TOTAL FUNDS $ 7000 * Rotary is also doing some projects without NGO co-sponsors.

15 Water Users Associations (WUAs) In each village, a water users association (WUA) is created to plan, construct and maintain the water system. A project engineer provides training and guidance for the WUA.

16 Water Users Associations (WUAs) WUAs become the local utility committees and empower residents for governance of natural resources in their region Water Users Associations (WUAs)

17 Hanging Pipe Sections The most challenging part of the project was the construction of a 400m hanging over a valley section of a pipelineThe most challenging part of the project was the construction of a 400m hanging over a valley section of a pipeline Hanging Pipe Sections

18 RESERVOIR TANK Reservoir tank of 7,000 gallons storage capacity has been installed to stabilize the water supply to the village. The water is being stored during the low demand periods- night, and supplied during the high-demand periods during the morning and evening hours. RESERVOIR TANK

19 CONSTRUCTION OF DELIVERY POINTS From the reservoir tank the water is delivered to three tapstands inside the village and one delivery point in the village mosque Each tapstand serves 20-25 households Each household (extended family) includes 20-30 people

20 Water supply Before & After Water Supply BEFORE Rotary Project Water Supply AFTER Rotary Project

21 Recognition Boards to be installed Permanent recognition boards will be installed.

22 Project website:


24 Detailed information about project locations

25 Rotary clubs involvement

26 Detailed project information

27 Pictures of project villages

28 Application online. Get involved!

29 Questions & Discussion

30 Hush Omaded – Welcome to Dushanbe - capital of Tajikistan - youngest Rotary city

31 Aerial view

32 City center

33 Universities, monuments

34 Tajik houses

35 Soviet blocks of flats

36 Waste (un) management

37 Destroyed infrastructure

38 Water is plentiful, but rivers are contaminated by erosion & wastes

39 Primitive transportation

40 Tajik culture

41 Traditional bazaar

42 Religion - Islam

43 Relicts of history

44 Family events

45 Propaganda

46 Proud to be a Tajik

47 Russian influence

48 Buz Kashi – national sport

49 Tajikistan Team

50 New Rotary club of Dushanbe

51 RI-Dushanbe club officers

52 Welcoming new member

53 Michal Fidler - Rotarian

54 CARE Tajikistan - Daler Domullojonov

55 Village Project Process

56 Meeting with village authorities

57 Agreements & plan preparation

58 Technical committee at work

59 Natural spring & catchment basin – water source

60 Terrain mapped

61 Project budget Luchob project budget - $10,000 Rotary club of LaBelle - $ 5,000 CARE International - $ 5,000

62 WUA creation Creation of Water Users Association (WUA)

63 Training of villagers

64 Women involvement

65 Digging of pipeline trenches

66 Pipelines installed

67 Hanging pipes - 400 meters length

68 Water reservoir tank – 7000 gallon capacity

69 4 water delivery points in the village

70 Water before and after project

71 Other project villages in Tajikistan

72 Kosataroshi-poyon, TAJ RI Sheridan & Noblesville, IN

73 Kosataroshi-poyon, TAJ

74 Purzobod, TAJ RI Sheridan & Noblesville, IN

75 Buvak, TAJ RI Rockville, IN

76 Buvak, TAJ

77 Kosataroshi-bolo, TAJ


79 Obizak, TAJ

80 Luchobi poyon, TAJ

81 Alkhuch, TAJ

82 The End

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