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CLEAN WATER FOR LOBITOS

by Changing Tides Foundation
CLEAN WATER FOR LOBITOS

Summary

Lobitos is an artisanal fishing village located Peru's northern coastline. There is no source of potable water in Lobitos. Dirty water gets pumped in from another town 1-2 times a week, and sometimes not at all, none of it suitable for drinking. Through the Women & Water program, we will implement a solar-powered reverse-osmosis desalination plant which will generate 2,800 gallons of clean drinking water per day over the next 12 years enough for each resident. The program will be run by women.

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Challenge

Lobitos, Peru is unlike anywhere we've ever been, for many reasons, the biggest being: THERE IS NO WATER. There are currently 2,000 residents in the very modest artisanal fishing village and no fresh water running under ground there. Today, left parched in the desert, water gets pumped into the town weekly, and sometimes, not at all. That water that does come is limited and contaminated, leaving residents and visitors vulnerable to bacteria and parasites.

Solution

We are raising money to implement a solar-powered reverse-osmosis desalination machine which is capable of producing 2,800 gallons of clean drinking water per day over the next 10-12 years. The machine will turn water from the ocean into a solution for the people of this community.

Long-Term Impact

There are currently 2,000 residents in the community of Lobitos. This desalination machine will have the long-term impact of providing clean drinking water to the entire community, including the fisherman and their families who are the most vulnerable and poor due to commercial overfishing, corruption and coastal and marine issues. The community will have clean drinking water for the first time in over 50 years. The plant will be managed by the local women to ensure everyone has equal access.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.changingtidesfoundation.org
https:/​/​www.changingtidesfoundation.org/​pages/​lob

Organization Information

Changing Tides Foundation

Location: Encinitas, CA - USA
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Twitter: @http:changingtidesfndn
Project Leader:
Becky Mendoza
Encinitas, CA United States

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