Central American Sun and Water Conference
11 Jul

Be inspired with the 2021 Central American Sun and Water conference

Companion Community Development Alternatives (CoCoDA) alongside Central American communities, local NGO’s, Rotary International, local Rotary clubs and the Washington Ethical Society have been partnering in building potable water systems.During these difficult times, much of our work in Central America has stalled, but we are still able to prepare for four new solar-powered water systems coming in 2021. These systems make possible the distribution of this vital liquid straight to homes at a low cost using renewable energy.Thanks to solar energy as...

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...