Announcements (and recent updates)

Jun
24

Conclusion of La Laquish Alto Latrines Project – Peru

This project has been completed under the technical direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Samantha Kerr. To read about the beginning of this project, CLICK HERE. The project was to build 10 hand-dug, ventilated, concrete pit latrines for the community. Samantha reports: Despite a few setbacks due to a late rainy season and a few uncooperative local authorities, the community really came together to build latrines they are proud to own and use. She expressed the gratitude of the... + read more
Updated date: Sunday 19th of August 2012
Jul
03

Conclusion of Cacahuatalejo Pump Repair Project – El Salvador

This project has been successfully completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Zach Thomas. To see the history of this project CLICK HERE. The project was to repair the broken community water pump that had ceased to function many years ago. Zach reports: We completed the pump repair in one 12-hour workday! We had 10 volunteers, one experienced pump repair boss, and his two sons help throughout the day. With project funds, we were able to buy 54 meters of tubing,... + read more
Updated date: Saturday 18th of August 2012
Jun
27

Conclusion of School Water Storage and Filtration Project – Thailand

This project has been completed under the technical direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Kent Elliott. To read about the beginning of this project, CLICK HERE. Kent reports: This project was completed as planned and budgeted. A 2,000-Liter Fiber Water Tank was purchased and installed on an elevated platform behind the main school building. The upper valve of the tank was connected to the main public waterworks system so that it can draw water during times of low public consumption... + read more
Updated date: Saturday 18th of August 2012
Mar
09

Conclusion of Mbale Handwashing Station Project – Kenya

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer DaMon Mosley. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE. The project was to install 2 handwashing stations at each of 6 schools. DaMon reports: The Mbale Handwashing project has been completed. Initially I was targeting six schools to receive the handwashing stations but after bargaining I was able to purchase handwashing supplies for two hospitals in the area as well. To construct the... + read more
Updated date: Friday 17th of August 2012
May
10

Conclusion of Gasanane Primary School Rainwater Catchment Project – Rwanda

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Jarod Ring. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE. The project was to build a rainwater catchment and water storage system at the Gasanane Primary School. Jarod Reports: The original idea I had for the project with the funds available was a 1000 L tank that would hold 4 spigots for hand-washing. What I didn't expect was how the school would really take such ownership of the project, which... + read more
Updated date: Thursday 16th of August 2012
Jun
15

Conclusion of Caserio La Joya School Water Supply Project – El Salvador

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Jesse Flanagan. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE. The project was to provide an adequate and consistent water supply for the school. Jesse reports: I am pleased to inform you that our project has been successfully completed. The new spring box was also constructed and is working wonderfully. It was built with 2 sections as you can see in the photo. One section collects the water... + read more
Updated date: Thursday 16th of August 2012
Jul
23

Conclusion of Rustavi School #5 Water and Sanitation Project – Georgia

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Peter Hendricks. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE. The project was to bring running water for drinking, handwashing, and sanitation to the sports hall of Rustavi School #5, and also to restore two existing toilets to functionality. Peter reports: I just wanted to let you know that the water and sanitation project at my school has been completed. The project was successful and my school... + read more
Updated date: Thursday 16th of August 2012
Jul
04

Conclusion of Boca Del Monte Aqueduct Project – Panama

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Timothy Vanden Boom. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE. The project was to improve Boca Del Monte´s aqueduct system by constructing 3 small cement tanks to serve as receptacles and depressurizing agents for the water flow. Timothy reports: The project funds were turned over to the aqueduct president in Boca Del Monte. The committee purchased $450 in 1-inch tubing, $20 in cement, and $... + read more
Updated date: Thursday 16th of August 2012
Aug
01

Conclusion of Zeala and Nci'Bugu Pump Project – Mali

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Colleen Naughton. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE. The project was to repair pumps in Zeala and Nci'Bugu. Colleen reports: Six men and three women received pump repair training March 22 - April 1st for the villages of Zeala and Nci’bugu. During the training, the pumps in both villages were disassembled and inspected for repairs. Money set aside for minor repairs was not... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 15th of August 2012
Aug
13

Conclusion of Waste Management Improvement Project – Benin

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Sara Chace. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE. This project was to augment awareness of the effects of lake pollution, motivate community members to reduce waste, and implement a plan to remediate the pollution and manage waste in the future. Sara reports: The project was named “Village Popre” and was a small-scale waste management project. Activities included 3 workshops with each of... + read more
Updated date: Monday 13th of August 2012

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