El Salvador

21 Dec

Making Central American Dreams Come True

In the past, we’ve often emphasized how your Christmas donation to CoCoDA would help us purchase so many bricks, books, medicines, solar panels, and other tangible items.  While these are important, those objects are always connected to real people. This year, we’re asking you to donate to people and their dreams!Rosa Murillo is better known as Morena. She has been a nurse since the civil war in El Salvador. Since then, she worked as a nurse for her community, paid and unpaid.A donation...

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...

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...