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Izgouren and Ilguiloda Water Project - Morocco

Walking the Pipeline Path

This project is made possible through the partnership of Water Charity and the National Peace Corps Association.NPC & WC Logos

Location

Ilguiloda and Izgouren, Ait Bayoud, Bizdad Province, Morocco

Community Description
The Izgouren Water Project was established to build a water sourcing system for one of the most remote communities in Morocco.  Ait Bayoud is comprised of a series of villages, the poorest of which are Izgouren and Ilguiloda. These communities are located atop a large plateau and are comprised of roughly 370 people. Both communities sustain themselves through subsistence farming, making access to water essential to their health as well as their livelihoods. However, the villages’ isolated location makes water collection a daily challenge. 

Problem AddressedIlgilouda
Izgouren and Ilguiloda are two of the poorest communities in their region.  Both communities sustain themselves through subsistence farming, making access to water essential to their health as well as their livelihoods. However, the villages’ isolated location makes water collection a daily challenge.
      
Residents, primarily women and children, must walk several miles down the plateau to reach the nearest potable spring in order to meet the community’s water needs. This great need for water, especially in the hot summer months, often results in multiple trips to the spring that can consume an entire day.

Due to the current water problems, there is also a lack of education in these villages.  Since so many children are making the trip to bring water, they are unable to attend school.  Once the full scope of the project is complete, the villages with have access to water, one small area will have electricity, and education and women's development programs will be initiated.  These will result in more children in school and a women's association where local women will work to help provide financially for their families.

   
Project Description
The solution to the problem has been decided to be water tanks fed by a well, and then piped to various locations for the convenience of the villagers.

Currently, the project has mapped out piping routes, found a water tank site, and completed the source well for the water sourcing system. During this portion of the project, the well pump and control panel are being purchased.  The foundation will be laid for the water tanks, with piping run between the well site and water tank location.  The Water Committee is working with the new provincial president to set up electricity at the well location, and start an education initiative with a local school.  

The funds from Water Charity will contribute to all aspects of the new water system, including the purchase of the well pump and control panel, cement for the water tank foundation, and additional piping. Community members will be volunteering to install pipes and lay the water tank foundation. The communities are providing meals to all workers and volunteers while onsite.

Lunch timeCommunity Organization
Ait Bayoud Development Association
            
Project Impact
There will be approximately 370 people impacted by the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Jessica Rushing

Monitoring and Maintenance 
In regards to sustainability, both the Ait Bayoud Development Association, a pre-existing group of community leaders dedicated towards improving local infrastructure, and the Water Committee, the group financially responsible for the project in the long term, are involved in the planning. This collaborative spirit will be built upon to transition into the implementation phase of the project. 

Additionally, local labor will be relied upon for the construction of the piping system and water tank, allowing community members to gain the technical knowledge and the skills required for long-term maintenance of the project. The new education initiative will provide the younger generation with knowledge of how to preserve the well when the older generation cannot.  

Previous experiences with the Izgouren community, like training a few volunteers to collect river flow-rate data, have allowed a connection with the villagers on a personal level. The goal of the river program, and the subsequent programs being developed, is to actively involve the community throughout the project to show them the internal workings of the design and build a sense of community pride around the project. Following project completion,a set of picture-based usage guides will be developed that will be used in our post-implementation education program. This program and the education initiative will put a strong emphasis on not only correctly using the water system, but also smart water management habits to maintain the long term health and sustainability of the aquifer.

Comments
While this is not officially a Let Girls Learn project, bringing water to these villages will allow girls to go to school. Ultimately, the project seeks to provide solutions to a combination of health and social challenges brought by water insecurity.

This project has been funded by an anonymous donor.

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

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Ouled Naser Bathroom Project - Morocco

Ouled Naser Bathroom Project - Morocco

Location
Ouled Naser, Sbt Dwib, El Jadida province, Morocco

Community Description
Ouled Naser is a small isolated rural community of about 1,000 people, located off the main road running south from El Jadida.

Problem Addressed
Currently, Ouled Naser has no functional community spaces, and women especially suffer as a result. As it is not respectable for women to be outside, they must stay largely in their own homes at all times.

There is a one-room building at the center of the community that presently stands unused. Residents wish to turn into a usable community center, but it lacks bathroom facilities.

Ouled Naser Bathroom Project - MoroccoProject Description
This project is to build bathroom facilities at the community center.

The building will be adjacent to the community center, comprised of 2 stalls with Turkish toilets and sinks. The sinks will provide potable running water from a clean local well.

Erraja for Development, a community association, will oversee planning, construction and maintenance.

The work will be done by a skilled mason, who will oversee construction, and his assistant.

Community members will assist with the unskilled labor, and will provide water, food, and the transport of materials.

Water Charity funds will be used to pay for the construction materials and for the skilled labor.

Upon completion of the latrines, a health fair will be held to educate community members on healthy living practices, with special emphasis on proper handwashing techniques at the new sinks.

Project Impact
100 people who use the facility will directly benefit.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Alexandria Brown

Monitoring and Maintenance
Cleaning, upkeep, and waste disposal will be organized by Erraja for Development. A truck from El Jadida will come on a regular basis to clear out the pit and take the waste to the waste-processing facility.

Comments
This project will provide a comfortable place for community meetings, pre-school classes, tutoring sessions, and women's gatherings (for fun and for the practice of new income-generating activities).

Fundraising Target
$1,500

Funds raised in excess of the project amount will be allocated to other projects in the country.

Donations Collected to Date
$100

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Dollar Amount Needed
$1,400

This project has been completed.  To see the results, CLICK HERE.

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Ait Khoujmane and Ait Issoumoor Latrine Project - Morocco

Ait Khoujmane and Ait Issoumoor Latrine Project - Morocco

Location
Ait Khoujmane and Ait Issoumoor, Midelt Province, Morocco

Community Description
Ait Khoujmane and Ait Issoumoor are two adjacent farming villages about 10 kilometers from the town of Er-Rich in Midelt Province. Most of the residents are of limited resources.

Problem Addressed
Few of the residents have bathrooms, and many use fields or the area behind the clinic.

Ait Khoujmane and Ait Issoumoor Latrine Project - MoroccoProject Description
This project is to build 35 two-pit latrines in the two communities.

The design calls for the digging of two pits, which are attached to a squatting area by pipes. A valve is installed in the piping which blocks off the second pit while the first is being used, and then can be switched to block off the first pit when it is full and allow use of the second. Water pipes will be run to the latrines to allow for flushing with buckets.

Each beneficiary will dig two pits to a depth of 1 ½ meters. Many have already gathered tools and dug their pits in anticipation of the project.

The residents have been educated on the construction and proper use of the latrines, the importance of handwashing, as well as the health and environmental benefits to be derived, by the rural health nurse of the Ait Khoujmane Rural Health Clinic and the Peace Corps Volunteer.

The project will be completed under the direction of a master builder who lives in the village, with the direct participation of the rural health nurse.

A local building supplies shop owner will supply the cement. Gravel, sand, and piping will be purchased for the construction and transported to the sites.

Water Charity is providing the major participation as part of the Peace Corps Partnership effort. The funds will be used for the purchase of the materials as well as to pay for the labor of the skilled builder.

Project Impact
A total of 207 people will benefit from the project, including 113 adults, 57 children, and 37 teenagers/young adults.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Anna Lieth

Monitoring and Maintenance
The residents have been educated on the proper use of the latrines and will be responsible for maintenance. Health clinic staff will follow up to ensure proper maintenance, sanitation, and hygiene.

Comments
This is an important project aimed toward providing access to sanitary facilities for the entire community. It will serve to reduce the incidence of gastrointestinal illness. It has the full participation of the community and health clinic staff, thus ensuring its prompt completion as well as sustainability.

Fundraising Target
$3,000

Funds raised in excess of the project amount will be allocated to other projects in the country.

Donations Collected to Date
$0

ADOPT THIS PROJECT BY CONTRIBUTING THE DOLLAR AMOUNT OF PROJECT

Donations of any amount will be appreciated. The full amount will give you "naming rights", if that is something you would like.

Dollar Amount Needed
$3,000

This project has been completed.  To see the results, CLICK HERE.

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Madrassa Bouadia Latrine Project – Morocco

Madrassa Bouadia Latrine Project – Morocco

Location
Village of Bouadia, Beni Mellal Province, Tadla-Azilal Region, Morocco

Community Description
Bouadia is a small village located several kilometers from the foothills of the Middle Atlas Mountains in central Morocco. The residents speak the Imazighn dialect.

Comprised of less than 150 families, for a total population of approximately 700, Bouadia is a farming community where income is generated through agriculture and the raising of livestock.

At present, there are 30 girls and 25 boys that attend Madrassa Bouadia, the local primary school.

Madrassa Latrine Project – Morocco

Problem Addressed
There are no bathrooms or washbasins for the students to use. As a result, many students are forced to relieve themselves in nearby fields, behind or in a defunct school building, or simply wait until they return home.

Students are prone to obtaining urinary tract infections, diarrhea, and intestinal parasites directly related to their lack of healthy and environmentally conscious choices when it comes to using the bathroom.

Girls especially are impacted the by the lack of facilities. Due to the conservative nature of rural Morocco, girls are often not at liberty to relieve themselves in public as boys do. This severely affects their concentration and ability to focus in classes, and even more devastatingly prevents some girls from coming to school at all.

Project Description
This project is to build 3 latrines and 2 washbasins at the school.

Water Charity is participating as part of a larger construction and education project being implemented under the Peace Corps Partnership Program.

The building and related facilities will be built under the direction of the Association des Parente Et Tuteure des Eleves a Bouadia.

A septic tank will be dug and the building constructed. The fixtures will be installed and connected to the tank, and a water supply will be established.

Water Charity funds will be used for the purchase of fixtures, including 3 sqat toilets, and 2 sinks and faucets. They will also pay for materials, including iron, rocks, bricks, cement, sand, gravel, tile, paint and piping and fittings. Finally, they will pay for the skilled masonry, plumbing and electrical work.

 

The community and school will contribute the unskilled labor in the construction of the septic tank and building, rocks and bricks to create a pathway from the school to the bathroom, and food for the workers.

With the cooperation of the faculty and association members a health fair will be held following completion of the toilets. Lessons will be given on the topics of hand washing, dental hygiene, environment, physical fitness, disability awareness, and nutrition.

After completion of the latrines and health fair, an evaluation and follow up will take place to discuss how to move forward and ensure the sustainability of the project.

Plans will be made regarding long term maintenance and use of the latrines and washbasins as well as the idea of incorporating more health education into the school's curriculum.

Project Impact
61 people, consisting of 25 boys, 30 girls, 5 teachers, and 1 staff support member will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Melanie Kondrat

Comments
This project will provide the students and faculty with access to functioning latrines and washbasins. It will encourage students and faculty to adopt behaviors and practices that will reduce illness and reflect healthy choices.

Dollar Amount of Water Charity Participation in Project
$1,221.14

Donations Collected to Date
$1,221.14

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 - The participation of Water Charity in this project has been fully funded through the generosity Tony Young.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Peace Corps Volunteer Melanie Kondrat of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Melanie and/or those of other PCVs in the country of service.

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

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Tilouguite Elementary School Bathroom Project – Morocco

Tilouguite Elementary School Bathroom Project – MoroccoLocation
Tilouguite, Azilal Province, Tadla-Azilal, Morocco

Community Description
Azilal is a province in the central Moroccan region of Tadla-Azilal, with a population of over 500,000 people.

The village of Tilouguite is the market town for the smaller surrounding villages. The population of about 5,000 consists mainly of farmers who grow a variety of crops: apples, wheat, figs, walnuts, olives, and almonds. Tilouguite has the only middle school in the area.

Tilouguite Elementary School is a large eight room elementary school that provides education to about 500 students.

Tilouguite Elementary School Bathroom Project – MoroccoThe old bathrooms in the school are not suitable for use, as they do not have running water and are very unsanitary.

Project Description
This project is to bring water into the school and build a new bathroom.

An old room inside the school grounds will be renovated to create the new bathroom. No additional cosmetic work will be required.

The project is being implemented by the Association Nor in coordination with the teachers.

Tilouguite Elementary School Bathroom Project – MoroccoPiping will be run approximately 80 meters underground from the water supply to the faucet in the new bathroom. The faucet will be located next to the toilet plate, to be used for washing, flushing the toilet, and cleaning.

A plumber will be hired to install the bathroom plate, water supply pipe, and drainage pipe.

Waste will flow through the pipe to a drainage hole dug outside of the building. The drainage hole will be filled with large rocks and covered.

The waste will slowly decompose and seep into the surrounding soil. There is no danger of water contamination as all usable water is piped in from the local spring.

Project funds will pay for materials, including 80 meters of water pipe, 3 meters of drainage pipe, a toilet plate, a water tap, and cement.

Project funds will also pay for labor, including for the digging of the drainage hole and for the work of the plumber to install the toilet and running water.

Project Impact
500 students and 16 teachers will benefit from this project

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Erin Cubley

Comments
This is an inexpensive project that makes use of an existing resource to create a very necessary sanitary facility. It is bound to have an impact on the health and wellbeing of the students attending the school.

Dollar Amount of Project
$244.00

Donations Collected to Date
$244.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 - This project has been fully funded through the generosity of Anissa Weisel and Kids for Water.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Peace Corps Volunteer Erin Cubley of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Erin and/or those of her counterpart PCVs in Morocco.

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

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Iztat Water Project - Morocco

Iztat Water Project - MoroccoLocation
Iztat, Khoukhate, Caid Itzer, Circle Midelt, Province de Khenifra, Morocco

Community Description
Iztat is one of the small "douars" in the village of Khoukhate, a village that relies almost exclusively on agriculture and sheep herding for its survival. Khoukhate is located in the Middle Atlas region of Morocco in the shadow of the Eastern High Atlas Mountains.

While the surrounding area is very dry, Khoukhate's location in a valley between three plateaus and fed by seven natural springs renders the village exceptionally lush. This project will take place in the agricultural area just outside of the village.

The entire village of Khoukhate contains approximately 1400 residents, and according to the most recent Ministry of Health statistics available, 471 individuals reside in Iztat in 62 different households.

Iztat Water Project - MoroccoThe community of Iztat is tightly knit and the majority of residents are related to each other through blood or marriage, with virtually no immigration. Families have lived in the same houses and farmed the same land for generations, and the village feels far removed from the fast-developing cities of Morocco.

Electricity was installed just seven years ago, and there is still no running water, paved road, or health services.

The Khoukhate Water and Sanitation Project – Morocco was previously successfully completed in the same area by Peace Corps Volunteer Cynthia Berning

Iztat is a community supported almost entirely by subsistence agriculture fed by the valley's natural springs. These springs have been channeled into a complex system of irrigation ditches that carry the water from its sources to the fields surrounding the village. Except for a few weeks out of the year, the area sees very little rain, so these irrigation channels are vital for the cultivation of all crops.

One of the most important irrigation channels taps a spring that puts out approximately 180,000 liters per day at the source. In the past several years, the channel has become more and more susceptible to erosion, filling with run-off dirt and rocks every time it rains.

Iztat Water Project - MoroccoCurrently, only an estimated 75,000 liters survive the journey through the channel to arrive at the fields, barely enough to cultivate the approximately 8.5 hectares that it feeds.

This eroded dirt blocks the flow of this abundant water sometimes for weeks until the men of the village have time to organize and work together to re-dig the ditch, allowing water to once again flow to their fields instead of disappearing into the ground.

During the summer of 2010, the channel was blocked on six different occasions, requiring a group of village men to devote 18 days of labor to cleaning out the ditch.

Project Description
This project is to improve the irrigation channel to provide for the uninterrupted irrigation of the fields. This will be accomplished by channeling the water through pipes laid in the channel.

The project will be conducted by the Iztat Community Development Association.

The problem will be solved permanently with 80 meters of piping and two days of work by a group of twelve men who represent the families who have the largest fields in the area that is fed by this particular spring.

A piped irrigation ditch will more efficiently channel the water to the fields, preventing much of the loss of water to the ground that occurs in a natural, unimproved channel. An increase in the quantity of water that travels through the channel will allow the farmers to begin to cultivate higher-value crops.

Apples, peaches, plums and tomatoes grow well in the region, but require more water than is currently available. They sell for much higher prices than the corn, wheat and carrots that are currently grown in these fields.

In addition, an addition 2-3 hectares of currently uncultivated land will be able to support agriculture when more of the water from this spring is captured and delivered efficiently to these fields.

Project funds will be used to purchase the necessary 5-inch diameter pipe, glue, cement, and sand, and to pay a modest amount for transportation of materials.

Project Impact
This project will benefit 184 people, consisting of the 34 farmers who have fields fed by this irrigation ditch plus the 150 wives, children and other family members residing in their households.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Cynthia Berning

Comments
This simple project vastly improves the capability of these farmers to consistently grow high-quality crops. It is a permanent solution to a problem that previously plagued the community, consumed valuable labor, and impacted upon the economic wellbeing of the farmers.

Dollar Amount of Project
$357.00

Donations Collected to Date
$357.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 - This project has now been fully funded through the generosity of The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust as a part of their Clean Water Projects initiative.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Cynthia of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by the PCV and/or other projects in the country of service.

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

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Khoukhate Water and Sanitation Project - Morocco

Iztate Landscape - MoroccoLocation
Iztate, Khoukhate, Caid Itzer, Circle Midelt, Province de Khenifra, Morocco

Community Description
Iztate is one of the small "douars" in the village of Khoukhate, a village that relies almost exclusively on agriculture and sheep herding for its survival. Khoukhate is located in the Middle Atlas region of Morocco in the shadow of the Eastern High Atlas Mountains.

While the surrounding area is very dry, Khoukhate's location in a valley between three plateaus and fed by seven natural springs renders the village exceptionally lush. The first portion of this project will take place in the Iztate primary school, while the second portion will take place in the center of the douar.

The entire village of Khoukhate contains approximately 1400 residents, and according to the most recent Ministry of Health statistics available, 471 individuals reside in Iztate in 62 different households. 37 are between the ages of nine months and five years of age, while an additional 91 are between the ages of five and fourteen.

Kids - Iztate, MoroccoOf the 91 school-age students, 58 are currently attending the Iztate primary school.

The community is tightly knit and the majority of residents are related to each other through blood or marriage, with virtually no immigration. Families have lived in the same houses and farmed the same land for generations, and the village feels far removed from the fast-developing cities of Morocco.

Electricity was installed just seven years ago, and there is still no running water, paved roads, or health services.

Project Description
This project has two parts:

(1) Completion of a school bathroom project, and

(2) Installation of a pair of public toilets in the center of the community.

School, Iztate, MoroccoCompletion of the School Bathroom Project (50% of project funds)
In late December, 2009, the PCV in Khoukhate began working with the community of Iztate and the director of the primary school to construct a set of toilets for the school. To that point the school had no toilets or running water. At the same time, the ministry of infrastructure began a project to bring running water to Iztate, and promised to include the newly constructed toilets in the coming water system.

Construction of the toilets progressed with this promise in mind, and the toilets were completed. However, problems between the local government office, the ministry, and the community arose, and it became apparent that the running water would not be forthcoming.

Project funds will be used to purchase a small pump, a water tank, and the necessary piping to bring water from a nearby well into the school toilets. The well and pump will be protected by a small locked structure, which will keep pollutants out of the water and keep the pump safe and dry. Finally, a small a mural will be painted on the side of the toilets to illustrate the importance of hand washing.

Installation of public toilets (50% of project funds)
The second part of the project is to install a set of toilets in the center of the village for use by the public. There are a large number of houses in Iztate that do not have bathrooms, forcing residents to use the surrounding fields and gardens for this purpose.

Iztate is a relatively densely populated and compact douar, and this lack of proper sanitation practices has contaminated the ground to the extent that the well water has become undrinkable and residents must carry their water from one of the natural springs.

A pair of public bathrooms in a central location will provide residents with a sanitary alternative to relieving themselves outdoors. Their placement just outside the mosque, where nearly everyone goes to pray five times a day, will make them a convenient alternative as well.

An empty room attached to the mosque will be used to house the toilets so that the toilets and plumbing can be installed without the necessity of constructing a new structure.

The men of the village will provide all of the labor for this project.

Project Impact
There are 58 students and 3 teachers who will directly benefit from the first part of the project. In addition, 471 residents of the community will directly benefit from the second part.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Cynthia Berning

Comments
The combined parts of this project provide a great benefit for the school and the community for a small dollar amount. The first part makes the school toilets serviceable by providing running water. This exemplifies the objective of Appropriate Projects to “finish” projects that have been started and make them functional.

The second part, a public bathroom in the middle of the town, serves a vital public health function for the entire community by protecting the ground water from pollution by human waste, and greatly improving overall sanitation in the community.

Dollar Amount of Project
$500.00

Donations Collected to Date
$500.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 - This project has now been fully funded, through the generosity of The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust as a part of their Clean Water Projects initiative.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Peace Corps Volunteer Cynthia Berning of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Cynthia and/or those of her counterpart PCVs in Morocco.

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

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Latrines Project – Morocco

Latrines Project – Morocco

This project is to build pour-flush latrines at all of the homes in a small village in Morocco.

There is a critical need for this project, which shows the relationship between effective sanitation and a safe water supply. Many families in the community do not have toilets, or have toilets that are in disrepair. However a critical factor is that some families have toilets located too close to a well, thereby affecting the safety of the drinking water.

Community - Morocco

The residents of the village, several associations (locally led NGO’s) from within the community and from surrounding areas, and individuals have given varying contributions of support to the project. The community participation is over 53% of the project cost.

The beneficiaries include 32 men, 28 women, 20 boys and 13 girls. The families will be required to provide labor for their own homes as well as for those who do not have someone who is physically able to do the work.

Families will be required to attend technical training and health classes. Participants will learn how to build and maintain a functional pour-flush toilet, about the impact hygiene and sanitation practices have on their health and how to make choices that promote healthy behavior.

The project is being carried out under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer M. Alexander.

Water Charity is providing the “last dollars” to initiate this project, which has been some time in the planning, and will be sure to have a substantial impact on the health of the community.

$0.00 - This project has been fully funded, through the generosity of The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust as a part of their Clean Water Projects initiative.

Any additional donations using the Donate button below will be used to fund other projects by this PCV and/or other PCVs in this country.

 

 

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

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Women’s Center – Morocco

Women’s Center – Morocco

A Women’s Center is being built in a small community in Morocco. Water Charity is participating in this large project by funding the water and sanitation portions of the construction.

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The Women’s Center will be a place for women to spend time outside of the home, attending literacy classes and learning handicraft skills such as sewing and embroidery.

In addition the Women’s Center will have a Health Room where the local nurse and midwife will donate their time. By attending health education sessions and bringing their children in for vaccinations, women will gain health knowledge and share it with their families.

The project is being implemented by Peace Corps Volunteer Erin Atwell.

Fourteen local girls met weekly to organize a plan for the center. The Ministries of Health and Social Development recognize the importance of this center and are providing the equipment necessary for the success of the project. The Association for Cooperation and Development is committed to making an initial contribution of land, as well as funding the monthly upkeep of the center.

Community - Morocco

Water Charity is pleased to be able to provide the plumbing and fixtures for the bathrooms and kitchen. This project demonstrates the profound impact that can be brought about by various organizations coming together for a common goal.

You can donate toward this project by clicking on the Donate button below.

 

The following donations are acknowledged and appreciated:

Cory and Sue Wilson - $100, with the dedication:
This donation is on behalf of our sister, Pattie Saunders of Las Vegas Nevada. Good luck and God bless.

Heather Van Rykn - $25, with the dedication:
Sharing birthday wishes for my friend Denece Dodson.
 

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

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Ait-Zelton School Improvement Project - Morocco

School Location
Ait-Zelton is located approximately 65 km from the city of Essaouira, Morocco.

Community Description
Ait-Zelton has a population of about 5000. However, the community is spread out across 20 kilometers and is divided up between 33 'douars' (individual clusters of houses). The main languages spoken are Tashlheet and Moroccan Arabic.

Major health issues include lack of sanitation facilities, running water and dental hygiene.

Project Description
This project is to bring water to the school, and repair two bathrooms that are presently inoperative. Four water spouts will be installed, two of which will be used for hand washing and two for drinking.

In addition, supplementary health lessons will be taught on nutrition, dental hygiene, and general hygiene.

The project arose from the need identified by the school principal and a group of teachers, and it has the support of the entire community. The work will be done by local workers.

Project Impact
The project will immediately benefit the 86 students, who presently do not have access to running water or toilets during the school day. Disease will be reduced because of the improved sanitation, and school attendance is expected to increase.

PCV Thomas Holubiak Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Thomas Holubiak

Comments
This is a low-cost high-impact solution to an urgent problem. Running water and toilet facilities are being restored by fixing and restoring an inoperative system. Students are learning hygiene, and will bring such education home to their families.

Dollar Amount of Project
$400.00

Donations Collected to Date
$400.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 - This project has been fully funded through the generosity of Chris Naylor, of Lafayette, Indiana, USA. Chris states:

I am funding this project as a Christmas gift to my family. I'm very thankful for the opportunity to assist somewhere very far away from my home.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Peace Corps Volunteer Thomas Holubiak of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Thomas and/or those of his counterpart PCVs in Morocco.

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

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