Health
 Panama
Project #8760

Safe Water for Indigenous Schools & Villages

by Operation Safe Drinking Water
Jan 7, 2012

Safe disease-free water for indigenous schools

The problem - and solution for 1 indigenous school
The problem - and solution for 1 indigenous school

 

Iindigenous school principals report back:

"Our absentee rate due to sickness fell from 70% to 15% after
you installed the rain catchment tank. Thank you. " 
Velkis Quiroz - principal, Bahia Grande, Cristobal island. 

"Half our students were out sick at any one time.
Our absenteeism rate is now down
to less than 10%."

-- Delia Vergora - Pfrincipal Nance Risco school

92 rain catchment tanks are now producing safe, disease-free
water for indigenous schools and villages.  The tanks also provide
safe water for school lunches.

The school kitcneh at Nance Risco was closed for four
months due to lack of clean water. Packages of rice and lentils were
stocked high but were unused --and unusable -- without safe water. 

Principal Delia says, " the kids get nourishing food every day now,
thanks to the two rain catchment tanks you installed for us."

35,000 indigenous villagers and children now get safe, dissease-free
water from our 92 rain catchment tanks.  The tanks refill in the regular
tropical rainstorms common to the indigenous communities.

The rain catchment systems are simple, with only one moving part - the faucet.
Surrounding villages use the safe water when school is not in session.

3 things you should know about us

 1 ) We're a 501 c 3 charity.

  2 ) No one receives a salary or compensation

  2 ) We live among the people we serve.

Joe Bass,

School fathers help install rain catchment tanks
School fathers help install rain catchment tanks
Rainwater - it can kill  - or it can save lives
Rainwater - it can kill - or it can save lives
Mega system for 500 plus indigenous students
Mega system for 500 plus indigenous students
Bottom line -- safe water for indigenous students
Bottom line -- safe water for indigenous students
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Organization Information

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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