Project #8760

Safe Water for Indigenous Schools & Villages

by Operation Safe Drinking Water
Apr 30, 2012


86 y.o chief -"Thank you for helping us."
86 y.o chief -"Thank you for helping us."

April 30th, 2012 

Where the gift of life is given again – every time it rains.

Our 100th rain catchment tank will be installed next week.
We approach this milestone with thanks to all our donors. 

Each tank supplies safe, disease-free water for up to 350 indigenous students and villagers.
35,000 indigenous people now have safe water for years to come.

News -- School sickness rate drops from 75% to 10%

Senorita Belkis Quoroz, principal of the school at Bahia Grande on San Cristobal island
reports the sickness absentee rate among her students dropped from 75% to 10%
two months after the rain catchment tank was installed.

What a difference!

The list of indigenous schools reporting huge drops in sickness rates is long. 
But this list of good news is matched by another list – a list of17 other schools
with a total of 4,000 students still waiting for a rain catchment tank.

Their sickness rates are soaring.   Some of their best students are chronically sick and have dropped out. 
"What a terrible waste," one principal said.

Some schools have had to stop providing nourishing school lunches
for lack of clean cooking water.

The main rainy season has just started.
There’s plenty of safe water falling. 

 3 things you should know about us:

We’re a 501 c 3 charity.
No one receives a salary or compensation.
We’re all volunteers and donors ourselves.

SEVENTEEN schools need rain catchment systems now.
Each system costs $975 installed and lasts for years.
They’re simple, low-maintenance with only one moving part
– the faucet.

Thank you for making a difference!


Volunteers - "Your school
Volunteers - "Your school's tank is here."
Another school has safe water
Another school has safe water
The problem - and solution for 1 indigenous school
The problem - and solution for 1 indigenous school
Happy, healthy indigenous kids have safe water
Happy, healthy indigenous kids have safe water
500-plus students will have safe water
500-plus students will have safe water



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Organization Information

Operation Safe Drinking Water

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

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