Announcements

Apr
13

Filter sand in Guatemala

I'm looking for filter sand suitable for slow sand filtration (effective size of about 0.25 mm and a U.C. of about 2.0). For our pilot project we hand sieved locally available black volcanic sand with some success but that method won't work well for the second phase of the project, which will involve over 150 cubic feet of filter sand. The regular 20/40 swimming pool filter sand is available, but what we need is more like a 30/60 sand. The project is a couple hours out of Guatemala City. Any... + read more
Apr
12

Lake Arrowhead Film Festival Awards

At the Lake Arrowhead Film Festival (LAFF), our COO, Averill Strasser, made two separate presentations. On Friday, April 3, he presented the Water Charity Humanitarian Award to filmmaker Jim Thebaut in honor of his body of work. Jim’s latest film, The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry?, opened the Festival on Thursday. On Sunday, April 5, Averill presented the awards for the Lake Arrowhead Film Festival Online (LAFFO). The short film competition, produced by Water Charity, was... + read more
Apr
11

Kristen Petros's Water Tank Project - Guatemala

Kristen Petros is a Peace Corps Volunteer living near Patulup, El Quiche’, Guatemala. The local elementary school has 65 students, from pre-primary through sixth grade. The school receives no water during daytime hours. Water is needed for drinking, food preparation, handwashing, and cleaning. Each and every morning, along with their notebooks and pencils, students are required to bring with them 2-liter bottles full of water in order to sustain the school’s water supply. Water... + read more
Mar
22

Conclusion of Lenny’s “Pilas” Project

As Lenny’s project moves to completion, it exemplifies a premise that we believe in: “A project is only the beginning of a process.” Once started, your initial goal may be reached, but your successes lead to more good things. Lenny reports: All of the pilas are in place, and most of the people have built roofs over the pilas to protect them from the sun, as I requested. I have supplied everyone with 2 meters of tube to use as a drain. Yesterday, March 11th, the water and... + read more
Mar
21

Water Charity Humanitarian Award to Jim Thebaut

We are pleased to announce that the 2009 Water Charity Humanitarian Award for Filmmaking will be given to Jim Thebaut in recognition of his lifetime achievement in the production of documentary films that advance the causes of humanity. The Lake Arrowhead Film Festival (LAFF) will take place Thursday, April 2 through Sunday, April 5, 2009 at the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, where the entire festival will be held under one roof. This is the tenth year of LAFF. It is known as an... + read more
Mar
20

Update on Katie M’s Latrines: She Made the Challenge!

Katie McKenna reached her goal of raising $5,400, and the money continues to come in. As reported previously, a generous benefactor, Bruce Bain, donated $2,000, contingent upon Katie receiving matching contributions. With a tight time limit of one week, there was a public outpouring of support for Katie and the project, and she raised the funds with time to spare. Katie reports: “This Friday and Saturday we will be receiving material for 40 more latrines and doing some interactive... + read more
Mar
11

Urgent Challenge to Complete Katie’s Latrines

We previously reported on the urgency of the need to raise funds to complete Kate McKenna’s project to provide latrines for the entire community of Chuisac, Guatemala. The latest news is that all of the holes have been dug for all of the latrines in the community! This increases the urgency, to say the least. An extremely generous donor, Bruce Bain, has stepped up to the plate, and issued the following offer: He will match all donations, dollar for dollar! However, the donations must... + read more
Mar
07

Katie B's School Project

In this section, we present a project of Peace Corps Volunteer Katie Bovitz, serving in El Zapote, Guatemala. The project involves the completion of a new school with the installation of 8 handwashing stations and 4 latrines.
Katie M's Latrines - Program - Guatemala
Mar
07

Katie M's Latrines - Program - Guatemala

  In this section, we present a project of Peace Corps Volunteer Katie McKenna, serving in Chiusuc, Guatemala. The project was to build latrines for the entire town!  In all, 91 latrines were completed!
Progress Report on Katie M’s Latrines
Mar
07

Progress Report on Katie M’s Latrines - Guatemala

Katie reports that the first 20 latrines have been completed, and that holes have been dug for 20 more. That really puts the pressure on us to keep up, as we have told her that we won’t stop until the whole town has latrines. With your help, we can do this. Here is a note from one of our donors: “I am hoping to be able to keep fund raising and whenever I get enough money for a latrine I will send it. This money is being donated by the operating room staff and physicians at... + read more

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