The year-end visits to our project village of Tayakome were action packed as the people once again welcomed our team with enthusiasm. Their sleeves were rolled up and they were ready to build additional tap stands at village homes and to conduct overall yearly maintenance of their water and sanitation systems.
Our highlights included:
Long Team Health Advances and Sustainability is the GOAL!
The Matsigenka people of Tayakome are taking full advantage of the opportunity that is being given to them. They have learned how to take better care of themselves and their installations. The water and sanitation committee and the men of the village remain dedicated to the maintenance of the water system, as well as the bathrooms and waste disposal system.
A 30% decrease in intestinal parasite infestation is wonderful encouragement that we are on the right path! The health promoter, a young Matsgienka mother named Mircia, has blossomed into a leadership role as she teaches families how to care for their installations and their health. We could not be happier with her growth in our programming and the overall growth of the villagers.
HOTC is in the process of handing over full ownership of the project to the people. In 2013 - 2014 our intervention will be bi-yearly technical and health supervision visits. These visits will allow us to continue to monitor the progress of the people. The advances in Tayakome are monumental and serve to improve the health and well being of the people in this environmentally vital rainforest region of our world.
Many thanks to our GlobalGiving Family for the difference you have made in the lives of the people these last three years. You have helped to create a truly sustainable clean water, sanitation and health project. Our advances with the people simply would not have been possible without your generosity.
This will be our last project report. Please visit our website at www.houseofthechilldren.org to follow our Manu Rainforest Expansion Project which will continue to bring basic human services of water, sanitation and health to an additional six indigenous villages in the southeastern Peruvian Amazon.
With deep gratitude,
Founder and Executive Director
House of the Children
A healthy and thriving rainforest makes for a healthier world.
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