Dear Friends of Agua Pura Para El Pueblo, I want to thank you again for supporting our project to build a new latrine for the students at the community school in Tultitlan, Mexico. These children and their families live at a abandoned garbage dump and make their living picking through the trash for recyclables such as plastic, metal and cardboard. A Mexican non profit called Amextra runs a small school and for the students it represents their only hope of education and a better life. The latrine at the school has failed and now some students, especially girls, are not coming to school for lack of a safe bathroom.
With the money you donated and other funds we now have enough to build a new clean and safe latrine for the school. Volunteers in the community are already beginning to clear the land where the latrine will stand. It will be larger and more modern and will have separate stalls for the boys and girls and running water for hand washing. Thanks to you it will be a source of community pride, and will be available for all to use during events. I'm including a picture of a latrine similar to yours.
Community leaders have also said that they want the new latrine to be an example to others as well. It will be constructed using locally available, inexpensive recyclable materials to demonstrate how people can build latrines and homes and other things for themselves just using materials that are available. I am quite proud of their decision and support it completely. Agua Pura will be traveling to Mexico in March to help finish the project. There will be a sign on the latrine thanking those who helped make it possible including you - the donors on Global Giving. While I’m there I’ll take some pictures to show what your donations have accomplished.
I hope that you will continue to support Agua Pura and our work. If you want to read more about our ongoing projects or make a donation please visit our main program page on Global Giving.
Also, I invite you to contact me with your ideas and questions, I want to hear from you.
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