Announcements

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
Conclusion of Katie's Latrine Project
May
25

Conclusion of Katie's Latrine Project

Katie McKenna is completing her Peace Corps service in Guatemala, and returning to the United States to continue her education, her career, and her life. We are extremely grateful to her, not only for the work that she did, but for the inspiration she has given us In all, 91 latrines were completed. The project was inaugurated by the happy and appreciative townspeople, and will stand as a reminder of her selfless efforts. Katie will be credited with creating the model of combining a terrific... + read more
May
20

Twitanthropy - Micro-Donations for Water Projects

Twitanthropy is based on the concept that many individuals, each donating a little at a time, can together make a difference. The website accepts small donations of 25 cents to $10.00 to be used for different types of water, sanitation, and public health projects. The website was favorably reviewed HERE. Twitanthropy is powered by Twitter and TipJoy. Twitter, the fastest-rising social media concept, enables people to communicate with each other, 140 characters at a time. If you are not... + read more
May
19

Payton’s Water Catchment Project - El Salvador

Water Charity has undertaken a new water catchment project in the community of Los Mangos, Municipality of Ciudad Arce, Department of La Libertad, El Salvador. Located about 45 minutes from San Salvador, Los Mangos has 53 families. The population is served by the Los Mangos Community Health Clinic. The clinic is without water, a condition that hampers its ability to deliver services to the community. This project will provide a rainwater collection system for the clinic. The system will... + read more
May
14

Darfur – Hard Projects in Difficult Places

Water Charity began with the premise of doing water and sanitation projects that were easy to implement and had high impact. Most new organizations begin this way, as they are able to build up a string of successes quickly. But what about the hard projects in difficult places? Who does those? The ongoing conflict in Durfur has created a humanitarian crisis, regarded by some as one of the worst in history. Hundreds of people are dying daily due to lack of safe water. To make matters... + read more

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