Health
 Peru
Project #2734

Clean Water and Sanitation -Rainforest of Peru

by House of the Children
Feb 5, 2010

Clean Water Now Flowing and Our Goals for 2010

Susana will now grow up with clean water directly at her home.
Susana will now grow up with clean water directly at her home.

In December of 2009, for the first time in the 47 year history of the community of Tayakome, clean water flowed throughout the village reaching 190 people, 15 homes, the school, and medical post. Phase One of our integral indigenous health programming is now complete through the combined efforts of HOTC's skilled technical team, the community members and children, and Global Giving donors! A gravity flow water system was built and slow sand filtration was installed to accommodate population growth up to 350 people. Fifteen homes also received a tap stand with an underground greywater drain. A utility sink was built at the schoolhouse, and water finally arrived to the medical post that was built 6 years prior, and had been operating without sanitation services. Our work, which inspires the children and people of Tayakome to achieve their greatest potential, simply would not have been possible without your generous support. The lives of the children and the people forever transformed for the better, because of YOU! Goals for 2010

Sanitation Infrastructure: Construction of flush latrines (separate sides for boys and girls) with an eco-friendly septic system at the village schoolhouse, and a utility sink at the preschool. Health Education: Health education classes for the mothers and children in partnership with the health personnel at the medical post and village school teachers. Technical and Vocational Training: Training in water and sanitation systems repair and maintenance for the village based water committee. Construction of the bathrooms and utility sink will begin on April 1st, 2010, and is scheduled to be completed by July 31st 2010. Our health education and technical training classes will be ongoing throughout the year. Know that your ongoing support through Global Giving of the children and people we serve in this remote rain forest of Peru is greatly appreciated and valued. We are in need of an additional $50,000 to reach our goals for 2010. Every dollar you donate helps ensure a healthier life for the children and people of Tayakome for generations to come. Thank you for your generosity!

Blessings to you all, Nancy Santullo

Executive Director House of the Children

Primary school children performing maintenance on their new sink
Primary school children performing maintenance on their new sink
Cable bridge was constructed to flow water to the community
Cable bridge was constructed to flow water to the community

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House of the Children

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

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