Tonga

Ovaka Water Catchment Project - Tonga

Water Tank - TongaLocation
Ovaka, Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga

Community Description
Ovaka is a small island, 2 hours by boat from the main town of Neiafu. During the week, there are approximately 50 people living on the island with 15 children in the local primary school, ranging from ages 6-11.

The school's sima vai (large water tank) is used by many of the members of the island. However, a government law states that once the sima vai is empty, school has to be cancelled. While it has yet to become empty, it has been very close multiple times.

The present source of the water to fill the tank is the roof of the house in which Peace Corps Volunteer Scott Yurcheshen is living.

The roof of the school has an extremely large surface area. However the runoff is currently wasted as there are no gutters and piping leading the water to the sima vai.

Building - TongaProject Description
Project funds will be used to purchase supplies and materials to expand the current gutter system to include the roof of the school. This will allow the water to be collected and used to keep the sima vai filled.

The addition drinking water will also be available to all of the households in the community.

The labor will be provided by the members of the community.

Project Impact
50 people will benefit from this project, including the 15 children at the school, 2 teachers, and the PCV.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Scott Yurcheshen

Comments
This project will provide water for a unique and remote population. The simple extension to the existing rainwater catchment and tank system will ensure the needs of the school and the community at large.

Dollar Amount of Project
$300.00

Donations Collected to Date
$300.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 - This project has been fully funded, through the generosity friends of Scott Yurcheshen.

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

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

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Holopeka Water Project - Tonga

Tonga VillageLocation
Holopeka, island of Lifuka, island group of Ha'apai, Kingdom of Tonga

Community Description
The village of Holopeka consists of the government primary school, GPS Koulo, a Free Weslyan Church, a Church of Tonga, a Free Church of Tonga, and a Mormon Church and adjacent Latter Day Saints Middle School, and is home to 253 inhabitants who live in twenty-six household areas with their small livestock, primarily pigs, chickens, and goats, and the surrounding bush land, which is used for sustenance farming and larger livestock (horses and cattle) grazing area.

Water Tank - TongaProject Description
This project is to build a new cement stand to hold the water tank that supplies water to the residents of Holopeka.

Project funds will be used to purchase cement to construct the stand and a new platform for the water tank, and to pay for shipment of the materials to Ha'apai.

Presently, running water is supplied to the village of Holopeka via a pump and generator that pumps water up to a large holding tank, which sit atop a 6 meter metal-frame stand. The water then flows under pressure from the tank, and is distributed throughout the community by a piping system.

Project Impact
The project will ensure safe water for 253 inhabitants who reside in 26 households.

Tonga KidsPeace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Alicia Green

Comments
This is a critical project, as the water to the village is in imminent danger of being cut off, which would lead to severe sanitation and health issues.

The project arose from the community, and there is tremendous support from its members, both for the labor and the materials for construction.

Time is of the essence, and our ability to enable this project demonstrates the validity of the Appropriate Projects model.

Dollar Amount of Project
$500.00

Donations Collected to Date
$500.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 This project has been fully funded. However, we encourage you to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Peace Corps Volunteer Alicia Green of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Alicia and/or those of her counterpart PCVs in Tonga.

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

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