Health  Peru Project #2734

Clean Water and Sanitation -Rainforest of Peru

by House of the Children


We empower native people and build sustainable clean water and eco-friendly sanitation systems in remote villages in the Manu Rain Forest of Peru.

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Matsigenka Indians of Tayakome Population: 180, roughly 70 children under the age of 15. Population Growth in 10 yrs. 250. The health of the children and adults is vulnerable because they drink contaminated stream water, lack formal sanitation and basic hygiene practices. Infant mortality is high in the region. Gastrointestinal illnesses-caused by contaminated water and rustic sanitation-sever anemia and respiratory illnesses, are among the leading causes of infant mortality and illness.


Build a gravity water system & slow sand filter to deliver safe H20 to each home. Build flush latrines, sink, and eco-friendly septic system at the school. Establish health classes for teachers, children & mothers. Technically train a water committee

Long-Term Impact

Healthy, empowered indigenous cultures that flourish within their traditional homelands, through an exchange of knowledge among villages that enables individuals and communities to defend their lands from outside encroachments and economic interests.

Additional Documentation

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


United Nations Cyberschoolbus Pumped Up For Peace
PBS Television, Planet H20, Project Huacaria
Who are the Matsigenka of Manu
Project Video Channel

Organization Information

House of the Children

Location: Los Angeles, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
House of the Children
Nancy Santallo
Project Leader:
Nancy Santallo
Staff Member
Los Angeles,, CA United States
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