Brazil

Picos Village Ferro-Cement Tank and Rainwater Catchment Project – Brazil

Picos Village Ferro-Cement Tank and Rainwater Catchment Project – Brazil

Picos Village Ferro-Cement Tank and Rainwater Catchment Project – BrazilThis project is to build a rainwater catchment and storage system in Picos Village, Itiúba City, Bahia, Brazil.

Itiúba is a town of about 10,000 people in the state of Bahia in the North-East region of Brazil.

Picos Village has over 106 families, comprised of 450 inhabitants. It suffers from a lack of an adequate water supply, especially during the dry season.

The project will be implemented by Instituto Diamante Verde (IDV) under the direction of Rosângela Araújo, Vice President. Under Rosângela’s direction, IDV previously completed the Gregorio Ferro-Cement Tank and Rainwater Catchment Project – Brazil and the Ponta Baixa Ferro-Cement Tank and Rainwater Catchment Project – Brazil.

IDV is an active nonprofit in the region, having completed a total of 9 rainwater catchment systems. In addition, they have engaged in a number of educational, environmental, social service, business generation, and cultural programs. They also participated in the construction of a school, road improvement, and a new health post.

The Colégio Estadual Agrário Soares de Araújo, located in Picos Village, serves over 160 children, youth, and adults in three shifts morning, afternoon and evening. It suffers from extreme water shortage in trying to satisfy the needs of the students and staff for drinking, cooking, sanitation, as well as gardening, especially during the dry season.

This project is to construct two ferro-cement water tanks for rainwater collection, each with 30,000 liter capacity.

The area for the tanks will be cleared, and steel frames erected. Pre-molded concrete plates will be fabricated, fitted, and cemented in place. Additional layers of cement will seal and finish the tanks.

Gutters will be fabricated and attached to the school building. Piping will connect the gutters to the two tanks.

The skilled workers who successfully completed the two prior projects will again be responsible for the implementation of this project. It is anticipated that construction of the tanks will take two weeks.

Water Charity funds will be used to purchase the materials, including cement, sand, rebar, sealant, pipe, fittings and fixtures, wire, zinc sheeting, and wood. The money will also be used to pay for the skilled labor.

Because of the emergency need to immediately begin to collect rainwater during the current rainy season, IDV has raised sufficient funds to start the project. They have already bought the materials, and starting the digging, with machinery procured from the municipality.

Chlorine will be provided for maintenance by the municipality. IDV will provide a seminar on maintenance of the system and various public health subjects.

Picos Village Ferro-Cement Tank and Rainwater Catchment Project – Brazil

The project will provide an ample supply of safe water for all of the needs of the 160 people attending classes at the school.

$0.00 - This project has been fully funded through the generosity of the Elmo Foundation.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and funds will be used for similar projects in Brazil.


This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.

Country: 
Funds Needed : 
Progress: 

Ponta Baixa Ferro-Cement Tank and Rainwater Catchment Project - Brazil

Ponta Baixa Ferro-Cement Tank and Rainwater Catchment Project - Brazil

This project is to build a rainwater catchment and storage system in Ponta Baixa Village, Itiúba City, Bahia, Brazil.

Itiúba is a town of about 10,000 people in the state of Bahia in the North-East region of Brazil.

Ponta Baixa has 120 families, comprised of 630 inhabitants. It suffers from a lack of an adequate water supply, especially during the dry season.

The project will be implemented by Instituto Diamante Verde (IDV) under the direction of Rosângela Araújo, Vice President. Rosangela previously completed the Gregorio Ferro-Cement Tank and Rainwater Catchment Project – Brazil.

IDV is an active nonprofit in the region, having completed a total of 3 rainwater catchment systems. In addition, they have engaged in a number of environmental, social service, and cultural programs. They also participated in the construction of a school, improvement in the road that gives access to the village, and a new health post.

The project will take place at the Colegio Estadual José Francisco dos Santos. Rainwater will be collected from the school roof, by way of a system of gutters, transported by PVC pipe, and stored in a new ferro-cement tank with a capacity of 40,000 liters. The design also allows for the tank be filled from water trucks when necessary.

A master builder, with experience in this tank technology, will supervise the construction. The residents of the community will provide the labor.

The area for the tank will be cleared, and an iron structure erected. Pre-molded concrete blocks will be fabricated, fitted, and cemented in place. Additional layers of cement will seal and finish the tank. The tank will take about ten days to complete.

Water Charity funds will be used to purchase the materials, including cement, sand, rebar, sealant, pipe, fittings and fixtures, wire, zinc sheeting, and wood. The money will also be used to pay for the skilled labor.

The remainder of the funds will be contributed by IDV, which has already raised about $1,000 for the project.

The water will be used for drinking and cooking at the school. For safety, it will be treated with sodium hypochlorite, provided by the municipality

The project will benefit all of the families of Ponta Baixa, most directly those that have children at the school and those that live in the houses nearby.

To see additional pictures and information about the project, CLICK HERE.

This project has been fully funded through the generosity of the Paul Bechtner Foundation.

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.

Country: 
Funds Needed : 
Progress: 

Gregorio Ferro-Cement Tank and Rainwater Catchment Project - Brazil

Gregorio Ferro-Cement Tank and Rainwater Catchment Project - Brazil

This is a project to build a rainwater catchment system and ferro-cement tank in the village of Gregório, municipality of Queimadas, state of Bahia, in Brazil.

Gregorio village has 321 families, comprised of 1100 inhabitants. Queimadas has 16,000 residents. The villagers suffer from water shortages, and are dependent on water trucks that come to deliver water.

To get a graphic image of the water crisis in the community, and the need for a water storage system, CLICK HERE

Gregorio Ferro-Cement Tank and Rainwater Catchment Project - Brazil

The tank will be built beside the College Renato Gonçalves Martins. The site was selected by an association of villagers and heads of the school to serve the school and the surrounding community, and meets the approval of the municipal secretary of development and education.

This project, Water Charity’s first in Brazil, will be implemented by Instituto Diamante Verde (IDV) under the direction of our friend Rosângela Araújo, who serves as its Vice President.

The ferro-cement tank will have a capacity of 30,000 liters, and will hold water collected from the rainwater catchment system. The tank can also be filled from water trucks during the dry season.

The rainwater catchment system, comprised of zinc gutters, will be fabricated by a specialist on site. The gutters will be attached to the roof of the school, and will capture water from the 360 square meter roof. Water will flow through a PVC pipe into the tank, and will be available on demand.

A master builder, with experience in this tank technology, will supervise the construction. The residents of the community will provide the labor.

There will be a capability for filtering the water, if necessary, utilizing the seeds of Moringa trees. The trees are already being grown under a separate project being carried out by the community with the assistance of IDV.

The project will directly benefit the 180 students registered at the school, plus approximately 400 additional villagers, comprised of relatives of the students and neighbors of the school.

This project has now been funded, through the generosity of The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust as a part of their Clean Water Projects initiative.

We encourage additional donations. Any donations using the Donate button below will go toward additional water and sanitation projects in Brazil.


This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.

Country: 
Funds Needed : 
Progress: 
Subscribe to RSS - Brazil

Follow Us

Twitter icon
Facebook icon
Google+ icon
YouTube icon
RSS icon


Donate $25 or more for Water Charity projects.

SiteLock

GlobalGiving vetted Organization 2016

***  Copyright 2017 ©  -  Water Charity is a 501(c)(3) non-profit (DLN 17053217312048) based in California & operating Worldwide  ***

 
 
Support Us