Safe water for 142 children in Argentina

by Fundacion Aguas
Safe water for 142 children in Argentina
Safe water for 142 children in Argentina
Safe water for 142 children in Argentina
Safe water for 142 children in Argentina
Safe water for 142 children in Argentina
Safe water for 142 children in Argentina
Safe water for 142 children in Argentina
Safe water for 142 children in Argentina
Safe water for 142 children in Argentina
Safe water for 142 children in Argentina
Safe water for 142 children in Argentina
Safe water for 142 children in Argentina

Summary

This project will build a rainwater harvesting system with a 52,000-liter water tank that will serve the demand for water for consumption by the educational community of the Kindergarten and Nursery N 193, in the province of Chaco, and we will also provide school training in 15 communities in Argentina to promote the right to water. It will also train its teachers and families in good practices for the water management as a contribution to the health and hygiene of the community.

$10,000
total goal
$1,655
remaining
61
donors
1
monthly donor
4
months

Challenge

The province of Chaco in Argentina is the one with the greatest deficit in access to drinking water. In the town of Los Frentones, there is a municipal underground water network. We analyzed its quality and it was not suitable for consumption due to the presence of arsenic (presence of 0.25 mg / l over the limit accepted by the Argentine Food Code of 0.01 mg / l). In kindergarten No. 193, the water from this network is the only one available. It can only be used for cleaning tasks, and drinking

Solution

Rainwater harvesting is a suitable solution to eradicate the consumption of water contaminated by arsenic. By contemplating a pre-filter module and with training in good practices, it also ensures quality at the microbiological level. It is an economically and ecologically sustainable solution since it is nourished by a renewable natural resource, does not require polluting energies and has a very low maintenance cost. This source will meet the demand for safe water of 142 boys and girls

Long-Term Impact

The project will produce a long-term health impact, reducing the presence of arsenic in the water to "0". In conjunction with the Ministry of Health of Argentina to combat HACRE: The consumption of arsenic in water is associated with a disease called Endemic Regional Chronic Hydroarsenicism (HACRE), which is characterized by presenting skin lesions and cancerous and non-cancerous systemic alterations. Replacing the source of water with one free of arsenic, the recovery is almost complete.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

https:/​/​www.fundacionaguas.org/​

Organization Information

Fundacion Aguas

Location: Ciudad de Buenos Aires - Argentina
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Project Leader:
Juan Lapetini
Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad de Buenos Aires Argentina
$8,345 raised of $10,000 goal
 
64 donations
$1,655 to go
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