Fundacion Comumitaria de Puerto Rico set the goal to help the community aqueduct in Algarrobo, Aibonito a rural community in the central mountainous region of Puerto Rico to expand access to water to seven families. With the great support of the GlobalGiving Community we were able to raise $979.00, not the amount expected, but enough to elevate this community-based organization’s profile.
The Board of Directors of the Algarrobo Community Aqueduct Inc., in Aibonito, Puerto Rico, is very grateful and motivated by the donations raised through GlobalGiving for Giving Tuesday 2019 campaign. This women lead community aqueduct provides access to water to more than 70 families (250 individuals) in this isolated rural community.
“We’re very grateful to have been a part of this funding effort through GlobalGiving, a novel experience for us. We’re motivated and celebrating! For us, it’s the first step through the goal. We will continue our fundraising to reach the goal of $7,316.00, and complete this project”, said the president of the community aqueduct, Betsy García. She also highlighted that the campaign makes the community more visible because many people saw the story, photos and video of this social media campaign, which had the support of Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico. “More people in Puerto Rico known now our aqueduct. The community people are happy”, added.
Due to the distance between houses and their location in relation to the infrastructure of the community aqueduct, there are seven (7) families in the community that are not connected to the aqueduct, so they have no access to drinking water. These families depend on the water they collect from three (3) nearby springs, which are untreated waters, not suitable for consumption. The water flows with low pressure and the water system is unstable. With this project, the families will have potable water and a stable water system.
The Algarrobo Community Aqueduct Inc. raised $979 through GlobalGiving and $60.00 through our website ($1,039 total). Henceforth, the community board of directors will meet to discuss this topic, as well as the tremors situation –they are very alert for what can happen if some of the tremors impact the community water infrastructure, something that has happened in the past.
With this report, we close this project. We will start the process of donations delivery. Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico will continue to support the project.