Safe Drinking Water for 80,000 Children in Bolivia

 
$33,970
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Safe Drinking Water for 80,000 Children in Bolivia

Safe Drinking Water for 80,000 Children in Bolivia
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Safe Water at school

Safe Water at school
A girl is showing a bottle with safe drinking water. Her family treats the water in small bottles at home, which are easy to carry to school. In this way, safe water is always at hand, even on the way to school - which often is a long walking distance. (view small | med | large | orig)

Making safe drinking water at schools

Making safe drinking water at schools
Common plastic (PET) bottles are exposed to sunlight. The strong radiation helps to disinfect the water quickly, which then is consumed at school. The method is simple and scientifically proven. Children appreciate the natural taste of the water and actively participate in the treatment process. (view small | med | large | orig)

Parade on International Hand Washing Day

Parade on International Hand Washing Day
Project schools participated in public events on October 15 to celebrate the International Hand Washing Day. School kids and teachers proudly displayed posters, street theaters and participated in poetry contests. (view small | med | large | orig)

Mobile hand washing unit

Mobile hand washing unit
The mobile hand washing units were a big success with the local population. They are easy to build, making use of old PET bottles which can not be used any longer for SODIS. (view small | med | large | orig)

SODIS instructions

SODIS instructions
Solar Water Disinfection (SODIS) is being taught at schools - it is so simple that even a first grader can do it. This helps the children to obtain safe drinking water and protect their health. (view small | med | large | orig)

Carrying water to school

Carrying water to school
A girl is carrying a bottle with home made drinking water. The project promotes SODIS, a simple method for obtaining safe drinking water. (view small | med | large | orig)

Theatre

Theatre
At schools the dangers of drinking untreated drinking water are being demonstrated by street theaters. Bacteria, viruses and parasites causing diarrhoea are a real threat to survival of children in Bolivia. (view small | med | large | orig)

SODIS user

SODIS user
A woman from Caranavi (Bolivia) is proudly showing her home-made drinking water. It's easy and free - reason enough for a smile. (view small | med | large | orig)

Healthy corner in class room

Healthy corner in class room
At the healthy corner, safe drinking water is being stored, and utensils for hand washing are available. Key messages are posted on the wall. (view small | med | large | orig)

Funded

Thanks to 201 donors like you, a total of $33,970 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Organization

Project Leader

Matthias Saladin

Executive Co-Director
Cochabamba, Cochabamba Bolivia

Where is this project located?

Map of Safe Drinking Water for 80,000 Children in Bolivia