Health
 Bolivia
Project #1235

Agua Para Todos – Water for All

by Agua Tuya Program

Summary

Building community-run, self-sustaining water distribution networks to provide clean running water and sanitation facilities to poor Bolivian families living in peri-urban and rural areas.
$2,764
total raised
22
donors
0
monthly donors
9
years active

Challenge

More than 3 million Bolivians in peri-urban and rural areas lack access to safe drinking water and sanitation services. Diarrhea and water-related illnesses are the number-one cause of mortality. Providing access to clean water is the most effective investment in public health and the future of a country, but the cost of water provision can be prohibitive. This program uses a unique community partnership model, which makes water and sanitation affordable for all.

Solution

The program provides engineering design, building material, training and micro-credit loans to local communities (water committees) to build, manage and own their own sustainable water distribution system, greatly reducing the personal cost of water

Long-Term Impact

By creating a sustainable solution to water delivery, one-time investments now result in access to water and sanitation for life, with tremendous impact on health and people’s livelihoods. 85,000 people in 17,000 homes will benefit in this way.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.aguatuya.org
Seed Awards 2005

Organization Information

Agua Tuya Program

Location: Cochabamba - Bolivia
Website: http:/​/​www.aguatuya.org
Project Leader:
Gustavo Heredia
Director, The Agua Tuya Program
Cochabamba, Bolivia

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