Provide clean water to Guatemalans in need

by Compartiendo Nuestras Bendiciones ONG
Provide clean water to Guatemalans in need
Provide clean water to Guatemalans in need
Provide clean water to Guatemalans in need
Provide clean water to Guatemalans in need
Provide clean water to Guatemalans in need
Provide clean water to Guatemalans in need
Provide clean water to Guatemalans in need
Provide clean water to Guatemalans in need
Provide clean water to Guatemalans in need
Provide clean water to Guatemalans in need

Summary

Water is life and although it is a necessity, water is a luxury in many rural, Guatemalan village communities. Rainwater harvesting is an efficient way to provide a sustainable source of water in rural Guatemalan villages. Funds collected for this project will be used to build rainwater harvesting systems using a combination of new and recycled materials and will provide home drinking water filters for 10 beneficiary families.

$5,073
total raised
2
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

In many rural Guatemalan communities water is only available a few hours once a week during the rainy season or as little as just once every 2 weeks to once a month during the dry season. The water that is available is contaminated with feces and causes a variety of stomach illnesses.

Solution

This project seeks to address the problem of water scarcity in rural villages of Guatemala by building home rainwater harvesting systems with 10 families affected by water scarcity. Each home rainwater harvesting system will be constructed using new materials as well as over 1,300 eco-bricks, preventing over 3,250 pounds of plastic trash from making its way to public dump sites or from being burned. Each beneficiary family will also receive a water filter to purify water for drinking.

Long-Term Impact

We envision a Guatemala where rural communities have access to a source of sustainable and clean water in their homes. Increased access to clean water improves families' health and economies, betters the lives of women and girls and increases school attendance.

Organization Information

Compartiendo Nuestras Bendiciones ONG

Location: San Andres Itzapa - Guatemala
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Colleen Supanich
San Andres Itzapa, Guatemala

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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