Announcements (and recent updates)

Feb
24

Conclusion of Solar Pump System Repair Project - Mali

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Zac Mason. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE. The project was to rebuild the broken solar pump-to-tap system by replacing the damaged broken pipes and repairing the livestock-watering trough. Zac reports: I, along with the Diaramana Water Committee, have left the solar pump system in a functioning and more sustainable state. Now the broken parts on the livestock-watering trough and the broken... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 11th of February 2015
Conclusion of Fruit Trees for Youth Nutrition Project – Samoa
Oct
30

Conclusion of Fruit Trees for Youth Nutrition Project – Samoa

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Elisa Law. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE. The project was to plant and provide irrigation for sixty fruit trees at the Vaipu'a and Fogasavaii Primary School. Elisa reports: I am ecstatic to announce that the fruit trees have been planted by the students, under the direction of Ministry of Crops Division employees. This project will continue to provide the students with healthy foods for... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 11th of February 2015
Conclusion of Punta Sirain Water System Project – Panama
May
28

Conclusion of Punta Sirain Water System Project – Panama

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Kaitlin Green. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE. The project was to provide water for the community through a system comprised of a spring catchment box, an aqueduct system, neighborhood tap stands, and individual home rainwater catchment installations. Upon the request of the community, the project was modified to expand the rainwater catchment and distribution segment, and leave the... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 11th of February 2015
Soak-Away Pit Construction Project – Ghana
Apr
12

Soak-Away Pit Construction Project – Ghana

This is a project to build soak-away pits in the village of Tali, in the Northern Region of Ghana. Tali, with a population of about 2,000, is located about an hour west of Tamale on the Tamale-Daboya Road. The people are of the Dagomba tribe and they speak Dagbani. Soak-away pits can play a significant role in malaria prevention by eliminating the standing water that creates an environment for the proliferation of infected mosquitoes. The project will be implemented under the direction of... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 11th of February 2015
Punta Sirain Water System Project – Panama
Jun
08

Punta Sirain Water System Project – Panama

This project is to provide water for a community through a system comprised of a spring catchment box, an aqueduct system, neighborhood tap stands, and a series of individual home rainwater catchment installations. The combination of the improved spring source and distribution system, together with the rainwater catchment tanks, will give everyone in the community equitable access to potable water. This project will be implemented by Peace Corps Volunteer Kaitlin Green, in conjunction with... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 11th of February 2015
Conclusion of School Latrines Project - Mali
Jul
17

Conclusion of School Latrines Project - Mali

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Zac Mason. To read about the beginning of this project, CLICK HERE. According to Zac: Tounto is a settlement of some 4,000 people who are mostly simple millet farmers. They have a market, a small clinic, a primary school, and the recently built secondary school. 75 percent of all of the students at this school come down with diarrhea over the course of the year, and at least 65 percent come down with full-blown... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 11th of February 2015
Dec
03

Conclusion of School Toilet Construction Project – Tanzania

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Jessica Meigel. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE. This project was to provide latrines for use by the students at the Mahulu Primary school in Kitula Village, Tanzania. Jessica reports: The project battled through delays in raising the funds, the onset of bad weather, inaccuracies in the budget process, and increasing material costs. However the effort ultimately accrued to the direct benefit... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 11th of February 2015
Oct
05

School Toilet Construction Project – Tanzania

This project will provide latrines for 316 students at a village primary school in Tanzania. It is being administered by Peace Corps Volunteer J. Meigel, of New York. School students currently do not have adequate sanitation facilities, relying on a drop toilet made of local organic materials, or going outside the school. The students, and the community as a whole, currently are impacted by various diseases caused by fecal-oral contamination. These include diarrhea, dysentery, intestinal... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 11th of February 2015
Sep
27

School Latrines Project in Mali

Mali, located in Western Africa, is a landlocked nation, the seventh largest country in Africa. It borders on Algeria on the north, Niger on the east, Burkina Faso and the Côte d'Ivoire on the south, Guinea on the south-west, and Senegal and Mauritania on the west. This project is being done in a very poor community, currently suffering under drought conditions. A secondary school was recently constructed, but there are not yet latrines for the schoolyard. Diarrhea and dysentery are... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 11th of February 2015
Go Cong Dong Water Project – Vietnam
Apr
15

Go Cong Dong Water Project – Vietnam

Water Charity is extremely pleased to announce the implementation of a rainwater collection project in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International in Vietnam. The work will be carried out in Go Cong Dong district in Tien Giang province in Vietnam. In that district a baseline survey conducted by Habitat in mid-2008, concluded that, “Shortage of safe water is one of the biggest problems… Sometimes, they have to pay 500 VND for 2 buckets of water, [this is] a burden for the... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 11th of February 2015

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