26 Feb

Ninety-five families receive water from solar energy in Aguacayo, El Salvador

Almost two years after hosting the Sun and Water Conference in Suchitoto, which was organized by Companion Community Development Alternatives (CoCoDA) and financed by The Rotary Club of Indianapolis and the West Foundation, we are proud to announce the completion of the solar power retrofit to the water system in the community of Aguacayo in El Salvador. On December 9th, 2019, members of the Aguacayo Water Board, CRC Board members, representatives of the construction company Hidroequipos S.A. de C.V and El...

23 Feb


CoCoDA takes a unique approach to water and sanitation projects that respects local autonomy, builds capacity and insures sustainability.Our projects are identified, designed, constructed and ultimately owned by our partner communities. We assist each community in forming a small public utility called a Water Board. This organization is responsible both for implementing the project and for administering the water system upon completion. Our projects involve water metering. This encourages conservation and provides long term...

Sun and Water Conference 2017 - CoCoDA
12 Jan

Solar Power Retrofits in El Salvador

With improved solar power technology, it is now possible to pump water much cheaper using solar energy rather than electricity. During three years (2017-2019), CoCoDA was working with our partners in El Salvador to retrofit two electrically powered water projects – El Roble and Aguacayo – with solar powered pumps. These retrofits would reduce the cost of water for this rural villages by up to 50% and make sustainability much easier. In addition, these retrofits would increase capacity by allowing even...

Inauguration of the Solar Power Water System in El Roble, El Salvador
03 Oct

More than sixty-three El Roble, El Salvador families receive water using solar energy

Almost two years after hosting the Sun and Water Conference in Suchitoto, which was organized by CoCoDA and was financed by The Rotary Club of Indianapolis and the West Foundation, we are proud to announce the completion of the solar power retrofit to the water system in the El Roble community in El Salvador.On September 9th, 2019, members of El Roble Water Committee, CRC Board Members, representatives of the construction company Hidroequipos S.A. de C.V and El Salvador CoCoDA Director,...