Announcements

Jun
27

Background

Appropriate Projects is an initiative of Water Charity, conceived to slash through the red tape and get projects done immediately. Access to safe water is a human right, and we are fighting to achieve this goal for every person on this planet. We will not sit around while people are dying and suffering from illness due to lack of water, contaminated water, and unsanitary conditions. We use appropriate technology, meaning that the simplest and least-expensive methods are utilized to... + read more
Jun
27

Privacy

APPROPRIATE PROJECTS PRIVACY STATEMENT Thank you for visiting Appropriate Projects at http://appropriateprojects.com. (our "Site"). We appreciate the opportunity to interact with you on the Internet and are committed to protecting and safeguarding your privacy. The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to inform you about the types of information we might collect about you when you visit our Site, how we may use that information and whether we disclose that information to anyone. What... + read more
Jun
27

Projects

Water Charity has been doing projects in many countries for quite some time. This new initiative, Appropriate Projects, is designed to do a lot of very small projects very quickly. In this section you will see the details of projects as they are submitted, when they are funded, and upon their completion. Come back often, and watch our list of completed projects grow.
Jun
27

Introduction

WHAT WE DO As an initiative of Water Charity, we do small but critical water and sanitation projects. Each one is a solution to a problem, costs no more than $500, and uses appropriate technology. We start them at once and complete them very quickly. We partner with Peace Corps Volunteers serving throughout the world, who identify, implement, manage, and evaluate the projects. They work in concert with NGOs and governmental agencies near where they are stationed. Each project has a... + read more
Jun
23

Progress Report on Kristen’s Water Tank Project in Guatemala

To read about the beginning of this project, click HERE. Kristen has reported to us about the progress on purchasing the materials and building the base. Kristen went with Professor Ismael and four representatives of Patalup to purchase the water deposit tank and materials to construct the base. Featured in the photographs are María Mejía Avilam, María Tzampop (representative of Patulup Community Development Committee), Isabel Mejía Vicente, Ismael Morales (... + read more
Conclusion of Guatemala City Water Filter Project
Jun
23

Conclusion of Filter Project for Garbage Dump Workers - Guatemala

We are pleased to report the conclusion of the pilot projects to install water filters in the homes of the members of the Women’s Literacy Group of Safe Passage (Camino Seguro) in Guatemala City. You can read the history of this project HERE. The project resulted in the installation of 43 point-of-use Ecofiltro ceramic water filters, and the training of all recipients in the proper use and maintenance of the filters. In addition 3 large filters were placed in Safe Passage public... + read more
Jun
23

Guatemala City Garbage Dump Water Filters Project

In this section, we present the project to provide safe water for the families working in the Guatemala City Garbage Dump.
Kristy’s School Improvements Project - Mauritania
Jun
19

Kristy’s School Improvements Project - Mauritania

Water Charity is working with Mauritania Peace Corps Volunteer Kristy Smiley on a project to provide needed water and sanitation facilities in one of the fourteen primary schools in which she works. Kristy lives in Kaedi, Gorgol, Mauritania. She works with mainly with the 5th and 6th grade French speaking teachers. Science and math are taught in French, but everything else is in Arabic. Mauritania is located in northwest Africa. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the west, by... + read more
La Crucita Water System Project in Honduras
Jun
18

La Crucita Water System Project - Honduras

Water Charity is set to begin a new project in Honduras, Central America. Under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Michelle Richards, a potable water system will be built in the community of La Crucita, Siguatepeque, Comayagua, Honduras. The design calls for the collection of water from a natural spring, and piping it by gravity a distance of 1.4 kilometers. A small pump is used to pump the water up 10 meters to a 3,000 gallon distribution tank. It is then piped by gravity 0.8 km to each... + read more
Jun
18

Katie McKenna and her latrines project

Katie McKenna is just the type of person I think of as an ordinary hero. Her work as a Peace Corps volunteer, especially her work saving children in the village of Chuisac from disease and possible death, exemplifies the conscious citizenship our world needs so desperately just now. Because of her work, Katie is my Ordinary Hero of the week. Thank you for permission to use images from your story about Katie. Thank you especially for the work you are doing as well. It is not often one runs... + read more

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