Announcements (and recent updates)

Bio-Sand Filter Congo
Nov
03

Nyiragongo Water Filter Training Project - Democratic Republic of Congo

Another Huge Water Filter Training for the Democratic Republic of Congo! ​This project has been completed.  Read the #Conclusion Report below. Location Nyiragongo, Democratic Republic of Congo Muja group; including the Territory of Nyiragongo and the Territory of Masisi. The training will take place in the city of Rubaya in Masisi region nearby. Both territories are in North Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the women will come from 200+... + read more
Updated date: Saturday 4th of November 2017
Permagarden Training Initiative - Worldwide
Oct
28

Permagarden Training Initiative - Worldwide

Water Charity and the National Peace Corps Association are pleased to announce the start of our new Permagarden Training initiative - Worldwide. Under the direction of Peter Jensen, training and support will be provided to Peace Corps staff, Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) and their local counterparts, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) around the world. The trainings will be centered around the “Terra Firma Method”, a time-proven training... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 1st of November 2017
Solar Tap Extension Project - The Gambia
Nov
01

Solar Tap Extension Project - The Gambia

This project is made possible through the partnership of WATER CHARITY and the NATIONAL PEACE CORPS ASSOCIATION. Location This project summary has been redacted for security reasons to omit the specific project location. Jxxxxx and Bxxxxxxx, Central River Region, The Gambia Community Description Jxxxxx is an ethnically Jahonka village in the Central River Region in the North Bank of The Gambia. Jxxxxx has a... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 1st of November 2017
Ogiek Women
Oct
28

Ogiek Cultural Initiatives Program Training - Kenya

Location: Narok, Mau Forest, Kenya Problem Addressed: The 30,000 members of the Ogiek tribe are the indigenous forest-dwelling beekeepers of Kenya. They have likely been there for a millennium, or more. In Kenya, they are considered the lowest of the low on the social totem pole, among other reasons because they do not trade in money, land, or cows, but only in honey. Simon Ndungwenkop, tribal chief and director of the Ogiek Cultural Initiatives Program, says that most members of his... + read more
Updated date: Sunday 29th of October 2017
Village Kids - Kampala Area, Uganda
Jul
24

Kampala Area Well Rehab Program - Uganda

This project is made possible through the partnership of WATER CHARITY and the NATIONAL PEACE CORPS ASSOCIATION. ​UPDATE: All 5 well repairs have been successfully completed. See the #conclusion report below for more details! Water Charity is partnering with Wine To Water and the Ugandan Water Project to rehabilitate five non-functioning wells north of Kampala, Uganda (see map below). The program will benefit 5... + read more
Updated date: Sunday 29th of October 2017
Sarakawa Health Center Water Project - Togo
Oct
26

Sarakawa Health Center Water Project - Togo

This project is made possible through the partnership of WATER CHARITY and the NATIONAL PEACE CORPS ASSOCIATION. Location Village of Sarakawa, Kozah District, Kara Region, Togo Community Description Too many mothers and children die needlessly in Togo. 368 mothers die for every 100,000 live births and roughly 1 in 10 children born in Togo will die before their 5th birthday: an astounding 15 times the child mortality... + read more
Updated date: Thursday 26th of October 2017
Chaliwa Borehole Project - Zambia
May
24

Chaliwa Borehole Project - Zambia

This project is made possible through the partnership of WATER CHARITY and the NATIONAL PEACE CORPS ASSOCIATION. Location Chaliwa Village, Lundazi, Eastern Province, Zambia Community Description Chaliwa Village is located in Magodi Chiefdom of Lundazi District in Eastern Province, Zambia. It is currently composed of 116 residents. Lundazi District is inhabited by the Tumbuka tribe. This is a small, distinct group in... + read more
Updated date: Thursday 26th of October 2017
Conclusion of Likarangilo Pump Rehab Project - Tanzania
Mar
13

Conclusion of Likarangilo Pump Rehab Project - Tanzania

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Alyssa Sajady. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE. The project was to rehabilitate four water pumps located throughout the village. A summary of Alyssa’s report is as follows: The scope of the Likarangilo Water Pump Rehabilitation Project was to repair four out of the total six water pumps throughout the community that were no longer functioning properly. This had long been a priority... + read more
Updated date: Thursday 26th of October 2017
Conclusion of Jon Village School #41 Hygiene Project - Kyrgyzstan
Mar
23

Conclusion of Jon Village School #41 Hygiene Project - Kyrgyzstan

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Marguerite Leeds. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE. The project was to improve water access and sanitation at the school. A summary of Marguerite’s report is as follows: Scope of work: This project was a 50-50 cost share between community sources and Water Charity funds. The community partners were excited to be so deeply invested. Together, Water Charity, the village Government, and... + read more
Updated date: Thursday 26th of October 2017
Conclusion of Colcamar Water Purification Project - Peru
Jul
17

Conclusion of Colcamar Water Purification Project - Peru

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Sally Clark. To read about the start of the project, CLICK HERE. The project was designed to provide a safe and secure source of water for the community through the installation of a chlorination system for water purification. Sally reports: The project was fairly straightforward in scope. We wanted to train the water committee in the overall administration, operation, and maintenance of the water system, as... + read more
Updated date: Thursday 26th of October 2017

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