Safe Water for Indigenous Schools & Villages

 
$2,915
$16,585
Raised
Remaining
May 16, 2012

UPDATE - a "race against time"

Principal and students celebrate their new tanks
Principal and students celebrate their new tanks

35,000.

That’s how many indigenous children and villagers now have safe, disease-free water from ONE HUNDRED rain-catchment systems we’ve installed in remote indigenous areas where many have died from bad water.

Thousands are in villages in the remote islands of the Bocas del Toro archipelago  -- a major indigenous area of Panama.  Other thousands are in remote, hard-to-reach hill villages where death rates for infants and children ages 1-4 are tragically high.

Michelle, a Peace Corps volunteer leaving after two years of service, said “I’ve been to too many infant funerals.”

If you drank bad water and got sick, you could go to the doctor.  But what can indigenous children in remote villages do?  They suffer prolonged, chronic sickness.

The same rain that creates polluted puddles thirsty kids drink from, can bring life and health if caught in one of our
rain catchment tanks. (See photos below)

 The rainy season down here starts soon. We’re in a race against time to get rain catchment tanks installed for schools and villages whose only water is from puddles or polluted holes in the ground 

You can help win this race against time.

About us:
We’re all volunteers. No one receives a salary or compensation. Your donations go to provide safe water for indigenous children.

-        Joe Bass

Principal and students celebrate their new tanks
Principal and students celebrate their new tanks
A school "well" for 100-plus students
A school "well" for 100-plus students
School fathers help install rain catchment tanks
School fathers help install rain catchment tanks
4-tank MEGA-SYSTEM goes in for large school
4-tank MEGA-SYSTEM goes in for large school
Mother Nature
Mother Nature's Best - safe, clean water
Kids hear school kitchen reopens with safe water
Kids hear school kitchen reopens with safe water

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Joe Bass

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Camarillo, CA United States

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