Disease Reduction through Improved Sanitation

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Youth-based program to improve sanitation in El Alto, Bolivia through improved garbage management

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

El Alto is among the most impoverished of Bolivia's cities. El Alto has a population of 590,000 inhabitants. According to the data of the last census, 73% of the families residing in El Alto live below the poverty line. The degree of environmental deterioration in El Alto is very advanced. Only 29% of the population has access to an installed sewage system, and 66% has access to potable water. Moreover, 80% of the population does not even have trash removal.

How will this project solve this problem?

PCI proposes to form a Youth Ecological Movement that works to improve its surroundings, while mobilizing their community with messages that convey the need for residents to take responsibility for their garbage problem.

Potential Long Term Impact

To tackle this problem: El Alto produces 160 tons of garbage a day and can only collect 100 tons.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $290

Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $290 as of Jun 9, 2004.  The original project funding goal was $110,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Thanks to 2 donors like you, a total of $290 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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