Transform 1,000 lives with clean water in Honduras

by Un Mundo
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Summary

Help families in the Cangrejal Valley of Honduras to gain access to clean drinking water and improved sanitation to reduce the number of child deaths due to contaminated water. Your support will help local communities to develop a sustainable, community-run water system that also includes composting toilets, rainwater drainage and water reuse.
$5,000.00
total goal
$1,512.00
remaining
49
donors
1
monthly donor
2
years active

Challenge

33% of Hondurans lack access to clean drinking water, resulting in disease, poor hygiene, and needless child deaths. Water contamination is a major public health issue, and most communities lack proper waste-water disposal systems or easily maintained latrines. Each year, too many deaths are attributed to the lack of clean water. Many more suffer from diarrhea or other illnesses - due to the lack not only of basic infrastructure but also of awareness of the dangers of bathing in dirty water.

Solution

People in the Cangrejal Valley will build on their progress constructing a greywater management system to build an energy-efficient, drinkable water system that will provide treated and filtered water to their homes. They will also plant trees to protect the water source. This project will significantly improve health for residents in the Cangrejal Valley and provide local employment, environmental restoration, and education for local residents.

Long-Term Impact

This project will reduce disease and sanitation risks for impoverished rural families in Honduras. A locally run water board will protect and conserve the water source, monitor water quality, and provide training on system maintenance, making it a permanent and sustainable solution for clean water.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.unmundo.org
Un Mundo's website
Engineers Without Borders Water Video

Organization Information

Un Mundo

Location: Mountain View, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.unmundo.org
Project Leader:
Amanda Blewitt
Mountain View, CA United States

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