Health
 Guatemala
Project #1714

Health & Dignity for 20 Guatemalan Families

by Agros International
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Summary

20 families in Villa Linda - a community in the Barillas region will continue improvements to their living conditions through construction of latrines, sinks and fuel-efficient stoves for each family
$14,290
total raised
13
donors
0
monthly donors
9
years active

Challenge

20 families in northern Guatemala have established a self-governing community, are building homes, and are in the process of buying land for the first time in their families' lives. These funds will provide them with basic sanitation and infrastructure - $14,300 total will fund a water tank/piping for potable water ($3,500), stoves, latrines and wash basins ($10,800, or $540/family)

Solution

Materials will be purchased & staff provided to assist the community in siting a water tank, then piping water to each home. Each family will have a composting latrine, a washbasin and a stove that is fuel efficient & vented to improve health impact.

Long-Term Impact

The families have never owned land or had access to education/skills to create economic opportunities for themselves. This project further invests in the quality of life and health so that their economic prospects improve.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.agros.org
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Organization Information

Agros International

Location: Seattle, Washington - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.agros.org
Project Leader:
Laurie Wener
International Program Liaison
Seattle, WA United States

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Thanks to 13 donors like you, a total of $14,290 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Wonderful!

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