PROJECT TAYAKOME UPDATE: It has been an AMAZING time for all of us here in the remote Amazon of Peru, in service to the indigenous people in our Project Tayakome. Our happy news to report is that the children and people are incorporating their clean water system and tap stand built in 2009, beautifully, into everyday life. After years of failed programming by governmental agencies, the people now have direct experience that an outside organization honors and fulfills their commitments to them. The people have learned through their hard work in building their infrastructure that they are the change and the future of their community.
THE FLOW OF CLEAN H2O: Clean H2O continues to flow to each home, the village schoolhouse, and the medical post. The kids adapted instantly, and they especially love their stone utility sink at the school. The tap stands are clean and hygienic, and we are very encouraged at how quickly the women and children embraced simple maintenance practices of them.
The village water committee, which was trained over 5 months by our project supervisor in 2009, have taken on their new responsibility of maintaining the water system with great enthusiasm.
WHAT'S NEXT! We are in the throws of building eco-friendly bathrooms for the children at the schoolhouse. The preliminary work of purchasing the construction materials, gathering over 30,000 kilos of rock and sand for the structure, and building the native roof that covers the structure has been underway since May 1st. Our river boats have been working non-stop as well, transporting all the material 3 days on the river to the village. We officially break ground to start the actual building of the structures on June 17, 2010. Construction is scheduled will last through September 2010.
YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT: Our success in Tayakome simply would not be possible without the support of each and everyone of you through our GlobalGiving partnership. We are creating the first ever replicable indigenous health project for remote rain forest people in the southeastern Amazon of Peru. Our 8 member staff of House of the Children are among the chosen few of billions of people on the planet that are allowed inside this strictly protected rain forest in service of her people.
We have raised over 10K through GlobalGiving since June of 2009. However, we still have more to accomplish together. We are in need of additional funds to meet our current schedule. We would be grateful for your continued support of our work in empowering indigenous the children and people of this most sacred rain forest for generations to come. Many thanks and continued blessings to you all!
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