Project #2734

Clean Water and Sanitation -Rainforest of Peru

by House of the Children
Dec 8, 2010

Eco-Friendy Bathrooms for the Kids NOW a Reality.

Eco-friendly Bathrooms Village Schoolhouse
Eco-friendly Bathrooms Village Schoolhouse

Greetings Friends,

We have wonderful news!  The bathrooms at the village schoolhouse in Tayakome are completed!  After six months of construction in this remote rainforest village, the eco-friendly structure was inaugurated on November 19, 2010.  All of the children and community members were present for the ceremony.  Festivities included: the breaking of champagne on the structure, talks by HOTC's executive staff and Tayakome's president, and a delicious lunch of fish and wild pig prepared by the village mothers. It was a fun filled day for all!

This is the first time in the 47 year history of the community that basic human services of clean water, sanitation and culturally appropriate health education have been implemented for the children and people.

All of these accomplishments would not have been made possible without your ongoing support of our work.  We sincerely thank each and every one of you for the difference you have made to better the lives of these beautiful Matsigenka people.  As you can see from the photos and videos posted here on our Update—we’re making great strides with the people.

However, our work does not stop here now that the infrastructure is in place.  We will follow through with three years of ongoing health monitoring and hygiene education for the children, moms and the community members and technical training for the village water and sanitation committee.  This phase of our programming is the most crucial, and guarantees long term health advances for the children and project sustainability over the long term for the people.

We look forward to your ongoing support of our work through the GlobalGiving network.  We will keep you updated on our advances as we continue to promote health and well being in union with the indigenous children and people of the Manu rainforest of Peru.

We wish you all the Happiest of Holidays,

Nancy Santullo

Executive Director

House of the Children

Inaugurating the bathroom structure.
Inaugurating the bathroom structure.
Children drinking clean H2O at the schoolhouse.
Children drinking clean H2O at the schoolhouse.
Technical training for the village H2O committee.
Technical training for the village H2O committee.
Mothers and children of Tayakome.
Mothers and children of Tayakome.
Maintenance practices of the bathrooms w/the kids.
Maintenance practices of the bathrooms w/the kids.



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House of the Children

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

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