Enable the community of La Trinidad to improve their health and use their time for economic development by building and maintaining a sustainable safe water & sanitation system.
In this rural mountain community, each day is a struggle for water needs. The 179 residents must gather water from small springs and waterholes that form close to their houses during the rainy season. During the dry season, these water sources dry up and families must walk long distances to obtain water from larger streams. With no latrines, open defecation is routinely practiced. Children and adults often have diarrhea.
The project includes construction of a gravity-flow system with water faucets, wash basins, and latrines at each household.
Provide access to safe, adequate water supply and to sanitation; improve hygiene habits; train the community to maintain its improved water supply and sanitation facilities.
I have witnessed the daily struggle for survival by people without access to safe water. I am inspired by the way they are able to face their problems with dignity and hope. - Marla Smith-Nilson, Director of International Programs
Total Funding Received to Date: $2,200
Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed
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 $2,200
as of Jun 9, 2004.
The original project funding goal was $2,200.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Thanks to 1 donor like you, a total of $2,200 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving.
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