Water1st is proud to support COCEPRADIL, serving communities in Lempira, one of the poorest, most isolated regions of the country. COCEPRADIL is a cooperative composed of communities that have previously completed water and sanitation projects. They assist communities with long-term system maintenance and construct new systems for communities in need. Their model is incredibly effective and we believe that one day the COCEPRADIL headquarters will serve as a learning center for development organizations around the world.
A COCEPRADIL project provides the highest level of service possible, on par with a small public utility in the United States. Every home, school, and health clinic receives a water connection, toilet, shower, and water meter. The communities invest their labor to complete the project, including digging miles of pipeline trench. Households flourish and hygiene conditions improve dramatically when an ample supply of water is piped directly to the home.