School Health and Hygiene for Mayan Children

 
$4,396
$604
Raised
Remaining

Summary

We help children in public primary schools stay healthy by giving them access to gender-segregated bathrooms, hand-washing stations, and water tanks and filters. We also work with teachers and student leaders to build good hygiene habits that last a lifetime.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

More than 40% of rural Guatemalans do not have access to water in their homes, and even those who do often lack the knowledge and resources needed for good health and sanitation. The lack of safe drinking water and sanitation facilities leads to widespread disease, which then pushes students out of school and families into poverty.

How will this project solve this problem?

Pueblo a Pueblo works with local schools to install water tanks and filters; construct gender-segregated bathrooms and child-friendly handwashing stations; and train teachers and student leaders to promote healthy hygiene habits.

Potential Long Term Impact

In the long term, these facilities and habits lead to improved health, reduce the incidence of illness, and keep children in school for longer, ultimately contributing to a healthier and more productive generation of young leaders in Guatemala.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $4,396
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $604
Total Funding Goal: $5,000

Additional Documentation

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

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Organization

Project Leader

Rosemary Trent

Executive Director
Washington, DC Guatemala

Where is this project located?

Map of School Health and Hygiene for Mayan Children
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