Health & Dignity for 20 Guatemalan Families



20 families in Villa Linda - a community in the Barillas region will continue improvements to their living conditions through construction of latrines, sinks and fuel-efficient stoves for each family

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

20 families in northern Guatemala have established a self-governing community, are building homes, and are in the process of buying land for the first time in their families' lives. These funds will provide them with basic sanitation and infrastructure - $14,300 total will fund a water tank/piping for potable water ($3,500), stoves, latrines and wash basins ($10,800, or $540/family)

How will this project solve this problem?

Materials will be purchased & staff provided to assist the community in siting a water tank, then piping water to each home. Each family will have a composting latrine, a washbasin and a stove that is fuel efficient & vented to improve health impact.

Potential Long Term Impact

The families have never owned land or had access to education/skills to create economic opportunities for themselves. This project further invests in the quality of life and health so that their economic prospects improve.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $14,290

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 $14,290 .  The original project funding goal was $14,290.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Project Leader

Laurie Wener

International Program Liaison
Seattle, WA United States

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