Kristen Petros is a Peace Corps Volunteer living near Patulup, El Quiche’, Guatemala. The local elementary school has 65 students, from pre-primary through sixth grade.
The school receives no water during daytime hours. Water is needed for drinking, food preparation, handwashing, and cleaning.
Each and every morning, along with their notebooks and pencils, students are required to bring with them 2-liter bottles full of water in order to sustain the school’s water supply.
Water Charity is funding a water deposit tank so students will no longer have to haul heavy bottles long distances, and will be able to learn in a healthy and sanitary environment.
Check back here to see how the project progresses. In the meantime, please make a donation which will be used specifically for the completion of this project, by clicking on the Donate button below.
If you prefer to send a check, please make it payable to Water Charity, with the designation Kristen's Water Tank Project, and send it to:
Averill Strasser, COO
P.O. Box 368
Crestline, CA 92325-0368
This project has now been funded, through the generosity of The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust 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 Guatemala.
To see a progress report, click HERE.
You can read the conclusion of this project HERE.