Corinto Water Project – El Salvador
The municipality of Corinto, a community of 17,000, is located in the highlands in the northeast corner of the department of Morazán, in the northeast of El Salvador. Corinto borders Honduras, the department of La Unión, and the municipalities of Cacaopera and Joateca.
Corinto is a secluded community, removed from nearby cities by mountains and horrible roads, giving the community a nest-like feel. Pine trees, banana and coffee trees, and cornfields color the landscape.
Improving the quality of the water in Corinto is a high-priority issue because of the high incidence of water-borne disease.
Peace Corps Volunteer Mark Gruen has been working with the Asociación Comunal Pinares de Corinto (ACOMPINCO), the communal water association. That organization has received funding and technical support from Living Waters for the World (LWW), a U.S. based NGO.
A 100-meter deep well has been dug on a small lot near the center of town to provide the water source. An adjoining small building has been constructed that will house the water purification system and the pump.
Water will be purified and transported in 5-gallon jugs to houses that do not have access to clean water, and sold at a greatly reduced rate.
ACOMPINCO ran out of money to complete the final stages of the project, and sought funding from Water Charity to complete the project. Our project funds will be used for the installation of the pump.
3,100 residents of Corinto who currently do not have access to clean water will benefit immediately from the project.
We are pleased to be able to jump in quickly and assist in the completion of this critical project.
The participation of Water Charity in this project has now been funded, through the generosity of Six Senses Resorts & Spas as a part of their Clean Water Projects initiative.
Any donations using the Donate button below will go toward additional water and sanitation projects in El Salvador.