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 Health
 Panama
Project #8760

Safe Water for Indigenous Schools & Villages

by Operation Safe Drinking Water
Sep 18, 2011

Mega System of 4 rain catchment tanks installed

One of thousands of indigenous children we help
One of thousands of indigenous children we help

 

Sept. 13 --- two 600-gallon rain catchment tanks were installed today at the indigenous school at
Rio Oeste Arriba  ( Upper West River) . The students had to carry buckets of water from a stream
a mile away.  People and animals upstream polluted the water. Absentee rates from sickness among the 250 students were 50% of the student body, due to bad water. Mostly diarrhea and fever.  Heavy rainfall in this mountainous area will keep the tanks full.

Sept. 15...a four-tank MEGA SYSTEM was installed at the 450-student indigenous school at La Gloria, Bocas del Toro Province of Panama.   When school is not in session a thousand villagers living nearby will have access to safe, disease-free water.  The large rain catchment area will refill the tanks in 4-5 hours of a typical rainfall, assuring a
constant supply of safe water from the four tanks. 

The only water for 1,00
The only water for 1,00
82 rain catchment tanks refill in tropical rains
82 rain catchment tanks refill in tropical rains
Come and help install the tank you donate
Come and help install the tank you donate
We install at two-tank system for 400 students
We install at two-tank system for 400 students
The water supply for a school of 100 students
The water supply for a school of 100 students

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Operation Safe Drinking Water

Location: Camarillo, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​operationsafedrinkingwater.org
Operation Safe Drinking Water
Project Leader:
Joe Bass
Founder / President
Camarillo, CA United States

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