Health
 Panama
Project #5036

Provide Clean Water for the Naso of Panama

by Engineers Without Borders, Greater Austin Chapter

Summary

This project will reduce waterborne diseases in the Naso community of Sieykin, Panama. Please help us provide the 400 members of this community with clean water and basic health education.
$10
total raised
1
donor
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

The 400 residents of the marginalized Naso community of Sieykin drink untreated surface water from streams and rivers in the surrounding area. In addition, neither the community school nor the health post have access to running water or hand-washing stations. These unsanitary conditions cause the people of Sieykin to suffer from diarrhea and other gastrointestinal health issues. Further exacerbating this problem, few community members have access to even the most basic health education.

Solution

The Panama Project will improve water quality by installing a potable water system and upgrading the existing water distribution system. We will also promote community understanding of disease transmission through a health and hygiene campaign

Long-Term Impact

The project will significantly reduce the incidence of waterborne diseases in 400 children and adults. By increasing health awareness and reducing funds spent on treating disease, we hope to help end the cycle of poverty that afflicts the region.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

EWB - Greater Austin Chapter Website
Engineers Without Borders National Website

Organization Information

Engineers Without Borders, Greater Austin Chapter

Location: Austin, TX - USA
Website: http:/​/​ewbgreateraustin.org/​
Project Leader:
Corrie Thompson
Austin, Texas 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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