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Conclusion of Javavandh Rainwater Harvesting Project and Mansangh Vandh Well Project – India
May
24

Conclusion of Javavandh Rainwater Harvesting Project and Mansangh Vandh Well Project – India

This project has been completed under the direction of Samerth Charitable Trust. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE. The project was to build two rainwater harvesting systems in Javavandh and a well in Mansangh vandh (hamlet) of Rapar Taluka, Gujarat, India. Gazala Paul, Managing Trustee of Samerth, informs us that the two rainwater harvesting structures were built, and two wells were dug, to the benefit of 400 people of the Small Runn of Kutch. Gazala reports: There are... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 11th of February 2015
Aug
23

Conclusion of Kristen’s Water Tank Project in Guatemala

To read about the beginning of and progress on this project, click HERE. Water Charity funded the purchase and construction of a water deposit tank in Patulup, El Quiche, Guatemala. Previously, in order to have water during the school day, students had to haul 2-liter bottles filled with water to the classroom each day. This video shows the successful conclusion of the project under the direction of Kristen Petros, Peace Corps Volunteer. The project was funded through the generosity of The... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 11th of February 2015
Aug
30

Water Charity is Going on the Road

We have finalized a very exciting travel itinerary that will take us to New York, Washington, D.C, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and India. It will keep us on the road from Mid-September through mid-October, 2011. I’ll briefly describe where we’re going, and report back later as these events unfold. On September 16, we will participate in the International Water Forum at the United Nations. This event, spearheaded by the Chronicles Group, is billed as a convocation of world leaders,... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 11th of February 2015
Oct
15

Conclusion of El Jícaro Concrete Floors in Homes Project – Guatemala

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Lauren Truxillo. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE. The project was to construct concrete floors in up to 64 homes. Lauren reports on the project, which was concluded earlier this year: The first family in El Jícaro constructed their floor on March 18, 2011 and the final floor was finished on April 30, 2011. There are now 53 nice, smooth cement floors where before there was dirt, dust,... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 11th of February 2015
Javavandh Rainwater Harvesting Project and Mansangh Vandh Well Project – India
Aug
13

Javavandh Rainwater Harvesting Project and Mansangh Vandh Well Project – India

This project is to build two rainwater harvesting systems in Javavandh and a well in Mansangh vandh (hamlet) of Rapar Taluka, Gujarat, India. The project consists of two parts. The first is the construction a rainwater harvesting system to serve a village, including an underground tank, and another for a school. The second is the construction of a percolated dug well in the stream of a river that will generate water throughout the year. The combined projects will directly benefit 105 families... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 11th of February 2015
La Primavera Tank and Handwashing Station Project – Guatemala
Jan
20

La Primavera Tank and Handwashing Station Project – Guatemala

Location La Primavera, Municipality San Pedro Jocopilas, Department El Quiche, Guatemala Community Description La Primavera is located in the department of El Quiche, Guatemala. The population in 2010 was 3,044 inhabitants. The center of Primavera consists of a market, a Catholic church, a health post, and the school which is separated into three buildings. Since the main part of the center is the school, it plays a major role in community organization. Within the school there are a... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 11th of February 2015
Cajolá Latrine Project – Guatemala
Mar
15

Cajolá Latrine Project – Guatemala

This project is to build 20 latrines in the Municipality of (Santa Cruz) Cajolá, Department of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Community Cajolá is a town of 16,000, located in the department (state) of Quetzaltenango. 93% of the people are Maya Mam. The Mam are one of the largest Maya groups of Guatemala, and still speak their own language. Cajolá was founded more than 500 years ago. The name means “Son of water” because of the rivers. 25% of the people live in... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 11th of February 2015
Dec
27

Eco Education Project – Cape Verde

Water Charity is participating in a general Eco Education project being carried out by Peace Corps Volunteer L. Tai in Cape Verde. The Republic of Cape Verde consists of 10 islands (9 inhabited), located about 375 miles off the western coast of Africa, opposite Mauritania and Senegal. It is part of the Sahelian arid belt, and suffers from scant rainfall and limited fresh water. Cape Verde has considerable underground reserves of water, but extraction has proved extremely costly. Farming is... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 11th of February 2015
Jun
03

Mbazwana Primary School Water Project – South Africa

Location Mbazawana Ward, Umhlabuyalingana Municipality, Kwa Zulu Natal Province, South Africa Community Description Mbazwana is located in the northeastern corner of the country, near the Mozambique border, on the Indian Ocean, next to Sodawana Bay, and is a UNESCO site. A rural area, it has a population of about 22,000 people. It is predominately a Black community, and employment is dependent on an under-developed tourist season, government subsidy, and work outside of the community. The... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 11th of February 2015
Oct
15

Conclusion of La Primavera Water Project – Guatemala

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Chelsea Leroux. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE. The project was designed to install a water storage tank at the school. In actuality, much more was accomplished, with the construction of a rainwater catchment system and sink, and the beginning of a follow-up project. Chelsea reports: We are happy to report that the Rotoplas implementation water project in La Primavera is now complete. The... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 11th of February 2015

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