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
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.