Health  Peru Project #4701

Providing drinking water for 100 Peruvian families

by Ohio State University Chapter, Nourish International


The project will construct a potable water pipeline connecting the more than 500 inhabitants of Cerro Blanco, Peru, who currently have only access to contaminated water, to clean water.

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Cerro Blanco consists of 100 families and 560 people. Most subsist on less than $150 per month and most families don’t have running water. Public health surveys conducted by MOCHE reveal high rates of parasitic disease and diarrhea from contaminated drinking water. These factors are partly responsible for high rates of infant mortality in the community. With a clean water system, Cerro Blanco will be able to raise the standard of health and allow for progress in areas held back by poor health.


The project consists of finishing a water pipeline, at which point the local government will fund and construct a reservoir. Those that go to work on the project will help to construct the remaining mile of pipeline.

Long-Term Impact

With this project, people will be able to both drink and wash in clean, potable water. With the wide spread health improvement, effort can be put towards the improvement of education and living communities.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Organization Information

Ohio State University Chapter, Nourish International

Location: Chapel Hill, NC - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Bishara Korker
International Projects Director
Chapel Hill, NC United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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