Provide clean water to 500 children in Guatemala

by Engineers Without Borders - Jacksonville Professionals

Summary

EWB-Jax will provide two schools in Guatemala with clean water and sanitation so that the students can focus on their education and future instead of fetching water for several hours per day.
$9,299
total raised
135
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

In the small village outside Nebaj, Guatemala, many residents do not have access to running water. Many families must fetch any water they need from a public washing station. The public water supply, which is neither filtered nor disinfected, runs dry by the early afternoon. More than 500 children that attend two neighboring schools in the community have an unreliable water supply and no septic system. These basic human needs — clean water and sanitation — go unmet for many Guatemalan children.

Solution

Engineers Without Borders - Jacksonville Professionals will install new hand washing stations, a five-cabinet latrine with a septic system, and large water tanks for an ample fresh water supply. We will improve the existing minimal facilities.

Long-Term Impact

Installations and improvements will provide a reliable, sustainable source for water and proper treatment of wastewater. The village can be more productive, focusing on education and the future, instead of fetching water for several hours per day.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

Detailed Program Description on EWB-USA Website
EWB-JAX's website

Organization Information

Engineers Without Borders - Jacksonville Professionals

Location: Jacksonville, FL - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.ewb-usa-jacksonville.org/​
Engineers Without Borders - Jacksonville Professionals
Project Leader:
Jennifer Klich
EWB-USA JAX President
Jacksonville, FL United States

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