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Building for the Future Helping the Padre Nello School

Jicaro Island Ecolodge was built on the premise of sustainability. Translated to our daily work this means that our operations always try to minimize impact on the environment, and that we actively seek to contribute to our surrounding community. Jicaro is developing a community-based outreach program focused around education. There are three public elementary schools in the vicinity of Jicaro with a total student body of 210 (preschool to 6th grade) and 9 teachers. Our partner in all of this work is the 501c3, non-profit Earth Equilibrium.

Our first project is installing a water filtration and solar energy system for students to have access to safe drinking water and electricity.

This idea was born when we saw that children of Padre Nello School lack potable water, they drink and use water from the lake. In fact, a community of over 600 is faced with the same predicament.

This project is divided into 4 phases, and thanks to your support we have accomplished the first phase which was the purchasing and installing of solar panels. The second phase is for the water treatment system. This project will benefit 85 students of the Padre Nello School and more than 600 community members.

Water treatment system

(Turning lake water into potable water)


How You Can Help

One sand media filter tank One activated carbon filter tank Purchase water distribution piping systems and keys




If you are at Jicaro donations can be made directly at our front desk. Your donations are tax deductible. To learn more about Earth Equilibrium´s work visit www.earthequilibrium.org.

Help us reach the Goal

Send Checks to: Donate Online:
Earth Equilibrium Inc.
1061 Mountainview
Duxbury, Vermont 05676

Specify the project you want to donate.
Go to:

Geography, Granada

Proceed as outlined on the page


To learn more go here.

Email. info@jicarolodge.com
Phone. (505) 2558-7702
(505) 2552-6353
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