Rayaka Laya is a not-for-profit assocation, established in 2001, to work together with vulnerable populations in the area of water, sanitation, environmental health and biodiversity.
To promote participatory development processes based on citizen empowerment and public - private - community partnerships to achieve sustainable management of water, sanitation and hygiene services for households, communities, and public institutions (schools, health care facilities).
Communities managing universal access to basic water, sanitation and hygiene services in a sustainable and equitable way.
Civil Engineer with more than 25 years of experience in the formulation and supervision of water and sanitation projects in urban and rural areas.
Professional in Agricultural Sciences and Rural Development, with more than 25 years of experience in local and community development projects, social and environmental promotion, global strategic planning, supervision and communications, with an emphasis on the urban and rural water and sanitation sector.
Chemical Engineer with more than 25 years of experience in the formulation and management of water, sanitation and hygiene programs from the non-profit, public and private sector.
Professional with 32 years of work experience, of which 25 have been in the field of rural sociology. Joel has experience in processes of supervision and evaluation of social, economic and productive programs and projects inside and outside of Nicaragua. Joel also has a vast experience working in a multicultural context, especially in rural communities in the center and north of the country, as well as on the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua.
Forestry engineer with more than 15 years of experience working with development organizations and the microfinance sector.
We give our heartfelt gratitude to Jesenia Guevara for her invaluable service for more than 20 years as Treasurer for the Asociation. Jesenia has chosen to withdraw from the Association for personal reasons.
Technician in International Trade, with more than 24 years of experience in the manufacturing, sales and installation of alternative WASH technologies.
Rayaka Laya was inspired by Agua para la Vida, a small program supporting community efforts to achieve access to water, sanitation and hygiene in central Nicaragua.
Rayaka Laya began as a project under the umbrella of the Alistar Nicaragua Foundation for the design and implementation of a Rural Potable Water, Sanitation and Environmental Health Program financed by USAID through the Environmental Health Project (EHP) (Contract No. HRN / 1/00/99/00011/00 Work Order No. 3 for US $ 383,931). During a period of 20 months, the Rayaka Laya Project carried out projects for water systems, construction of latrines and training events in 11 indigenous communities (Miskitas and Mayangnas) in three municipalities of the department of Jinotega (Wiwili, Cua-Bocay) and the North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region (Waspam).
Rayaka Laya completed two water and sanitation projects under contract with the Emergency Social Investment Fund (FISE): one in the community of La Palmera in the Municipality of Santa Maria de Pantasma, Department of Jinotega and another in the community of Sofana (Las Jaguas I) in the Municipality of Waslala, Autonomous Region of the North Caribbean Coast.
Feasibility studies and technical designs for water, sanitation and hygiene projects for the community of Siksa Yari, Kipla Sait Tasbaika Indigenous Territory, of the Alto Wangki and Bocay Special Region Zone (FISE Contract 19243). Feasibility studies and technical designs for water, sanitation and hygiene projects for the community of Kipla Mahta, Kipla Sait Tasbaika Indigenous Territory, of the Alto Wangki and Bocay Special Region Zone (FISE Contract 19245). Consultancy for accompaniment and technical facilitation of feasibility studies and technical designs for water, sanitation and hygiene projects for the community of Raiti, Kipla Sait Tasbaika Indigenous Territory, of the Alto Wangki and Bocay Special Region Zone (FISE Contract 15319). Pansik Healthy School and Community (Water and Sanitation) Project, Miskitu Indian Tasbaika Kum Indigenous Territory of the Alto Wangki and Bocay Special Region (GTI-ZRE AWB).
Project: Strengthening community and entrepreneurial capacities through value chains of SMART solutions for access to water and sanitation in rural communities in the Municipality of Tipitapa, Nicaragua.