Disease Reduction through Improved Sanitation

by PCI

Summary

Youth-based program to improve sanitation in El Alto, Bolivia through improved garbage management

$290
total raised
2
donors
0
monthly donors
15
years

Challenge

El Alto is among the most impoverished of Bolivia's cities. El Alto has a population of 590,000 inhabitants. According to the data of the last census, 73% of the families residing in El Alto live below the poverty line. The degree of environmental deterioration in El Alto is very advanced. Only 29% of the population has access to an installed sewage system, and 66% has access to potable water. Moreover, 80% of the population does not even have trash removal.

Solution

PCI proposes to form a Youth Ecological Movement that works to improve its surroundings, while mobilizing their community with messages that convey the need for residents to take responsibility for their garbage problem.

Long-Term Impact

To tackle this problem: El Alto produces 160 tons of garbage a day and can only collect 100 tons.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.pci-bolivia.com

Organization Information

PCI

Location: La Paz - Bolivia
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Funded Project!

Thanks to 2 donors like you, a total of $290 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. 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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