Mar 12, 2020

2020, starting with the right foot

The Sumaj Kausai project already has several community members who are entering the project, achieving our goal of reaching all the families of the poorest communities in Bolivia.

Aracani is an example to follow, since the whole town is already with access to bathrooms, we are missing a few houses that will begin to finish building their kitchens and bathrooms.

Also: Thanks to the Socodevi fundation, support that 1000 plants of Tara Spinosa were given from their nursery ready for planting. These plants will help families and communities, the 1000 plants are currently being planted in various communities such as Ipote, Ulupiquiri and Micani.

InIpote 330 was planted supporting 12 families
Ulupiquiri 430 supporting 17 families
Micani 225 supporting 13 families.

These plants will generate extra income for all the families in the future.

Thanks, with your support we can also reach more poor families and give them a good life
Talleres enero / febrero 2020
Talleres enero / febrero 2020
Creado de bano y su lavamanos
Creado de bano y su lavamanos
Ensenando al mas pequeno
Ensenando al mas pequeno
1000 plantines de Tara Spinosa
1000 plantines de Tara Spinosa
Entrega de plantines
Entrega de plantines
Familia con su nueva planta
Familia con su nueva planta

Attachments:
Dec 3, 2019

Making progress with families

In the last 3 months we helped more that 25 families in the district of San Pedro de Buena Vista.

The families around San Pedro De Buena vista allready started asking for help.
More families wants a better life, and we can give it to them, teaching them and helping them build their own stuff *bathrooms * kitchens * water systems.

We want to reach to all the people around Potosi in Bolivia, where is the poorest towns in Bolivia.

we want to make it to 50 more families, at the end of february.

Thank you for all your help.  With youre help we can get to more families. 

And god bless you




Mar 10, 2014

Final Report

Girl consuming safe drinking water from a filter
Girl consuming safe drinking water from a filter

Dear supporters,

The field activities of our project have come to an end. Just to give you a few numbers:

1114 school kids and 60 teachers were trained on simple methods to improve water, sanitation and hygiene conditions at schools and at home

- 72 water filters were installed at schools

- 150 families were provided with an innovative water treatment device and provided feedback for its further development

Moreover, the numerous activities carried out by our staff led to substantial changes in the way people think, feel and act in relation to water, sanitation and hygiene:

- At the end of the project, 89% of the children had safe drinking water available at school class at the moment of the evaluation – this number was at 1% when the project started.

- 58% of school kids correctly washed their hands with soap (up from 23% at the project start).

- 59% of the schools had adequate and clean sanitary installations available at the end of the project, up from 4% at project start.

These numbers clearly show that the project has created a massive improvement in water, sanitation and hygiene conditions at the local schools. It also is clear that the results can be further improved, and that’s why we will continue to support these schools with technical advice and supply of materials (e.g., candles for the ceramic filters).

Now that the activities in the field have stopped is the moment when we start with the second phase of the project, which is at least as important as the first phase: We are documenting our experiences in order to share them with other people and organizations. In this case, our most important conversation partner is the Ministry of Education. Before and throughout the project we informed people at local and at district level about the project, and we now are in conversations on how to integrate some of the modules we implemented into the curricula of the Ministry and how we can improve in general the water, sanitation and hygiene conditions at schools, as these have a significant impact on absenteesm and on learning results.

We will keep working on the improvement on water-related issues at schools in Bolivia. If you want to continue supporting our work at schools, please check out our other projects on GlobalGiving.

For us, this project has been a very positive experience. We have implemented an innovative methodology and helped improving basic services at schools. We think this is a model which deserves further attention and will be working with our local partners to support additional schools in Bolivia and in the region.

At this point, we also would like to thank all our supporters and sponsors – without you, the project would not have come as far as it did.

Thankfully,

Matthias Saladin

Young girl practicing hand washing at a work shop
Young girl practicing hand washing at a work shop
Woman in Tijraska treating her drinking water
Woman in Tijraska treating her drinking water

Links:

 
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.