Project #8760

Safe Water for Indigenous Schools & Villages

by Operation Safe Drinking Water
Nov 7, 2012

HAPPINESS IS ...making a difference in kids' lives

We saw the difference we made with our own eyes
We saw the difference we made with our own eyes

"Happiness is making a difference in kids' lives we can see with our own eyes." the college students from Iowa said after watching indigenous school children drink from a rain catchment tank they put in the day before.

It rained later that night. The college kids went back the next day to see the pay-off for coming so far.

"No more water from polluted streams" the school's principal said, beaming. When you provide rain-catchment tanks for indigenous schools good things happen fast.

Because it rains almost daily, within weeks the "out sick" rate drops from as high as 50%  of the student body less than 10%.

Chronically sick kids who gave up & dropped out get better and return to school. 

School kitchens closed due to lack of cooking water re-open and start serving nutritious lunches again. 

Good things happen fast. That's why donors who come to help install the tanks they donate smile a lot.

A rain-catchment system costs $975. The tanks refill an average of once a week.  A tank provides safe disease-free water for years to come. 

We just installed our 112th  rain catchment system at Three Mile School in Bocas del Toro province of Panama.  

Come and help install the tank you donate like the folks in the photos.

If you can't come we'll install your tank  for you and send you photos and a "scroll of thanks" signed by all the sudents and teachers. 

Some of the "thank you" scrolls from large schools are 3-4 feet long!  Your donation of any amount will provide safe, disase-free water for indigenous schools that now depend on water from polluted strams
and wells.

Join the smiling folks who've changed lives of indigenous children in need of safe water.

Donate today and smile when you see the photos and hold the long "scroll of thanks". 

Principal (in blue) and donors celebrate!
Principal (in blue) and donors celebrate!
The Lynn family from Wisconsin made a difference!
The Lynn family from Wisconsin made a difference!
Smiles flow like safe water after a rain.
Smiles flow like safe water after a rain.
"Me,too" indigenous girl says."I
"Me,too" indigenous girl says."I'm smiling, too."



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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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