Health
 Mexico
Project #9428

Give Clean Water to 1000 Families in Latin America

by Agua Pura Para El Pueblo
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Summary

This project will train volunteers to test water for bacterial contamination. We will also supply 1000 families in Latin America with Water Pasteurization Indicators (WAPI's) and help them build safe cooking stoves.
$38,500
total goal
$5,909
remaining
343
donors
9
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

A million children world wide die each year from contaminated drinking water, and many more are made ill with diarrheal diseases, preventing them from growing, attending school or helping their families. Families often must drink contaminated water because they lack alternatives or the means to make their water safe.

Solution

This project will train community health workers and others in Latin America to accurately test water supplies for bacterial contamination. The health workers will then test community drinking water, and families with contaminated drinking water will receive materials and assistance to help to make their water safe using Pasteurization and to cook on safer stoves. We also train interested youth in water testing and sanitation so that they may follow careers in health and community service.

Long-Term Impact

Our goal this year is to help 1000 families in Latin America by providing them with water testing and Water Pasteurization indicators (WAPI's). They will also be helped to obtain safe cooking stoves. These thousand families are part of a long term program to improve the health and reduce deaths and injuries to children and families and to help them to attend school and to be healthy.

Resources

http:/​/​www.aguapuraparaelpueblo.org
Website of Agua Pura Para El Pueblo
Photos of Agua Pura Programs

Organization Information

Agua Pura Para El Pueblo

Location: Happy Valley, Oregon - USA
Website: http:/​/​aguapuraparaelpueblo.org/​
Project Leader:
Ulises Silva
Communications coordinator
Happy Valley, Oregon United States

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