Progress on Lenny’s “Pilas” Project

This is a progress report on the “Pilas” project of Lenny Van Boven, Peace Corps Volunteer, serving in Chicocox, Guatemala. You can read about this project HERE. During the planning stage, Lenny determined that it would be less expensive to purchase fabricated pilas than to build molds, purchase the materials, and pour them in place. […]

Lenny’s “Pilas” Project – Guatemala

Water Charity is pleased to have enabled a project in rural Guatemala to provide sinks for an entire community. The project, which will serve 86 people, was proposed by, and will be completed under the direction of, Lenny Van Boven, a Peace Corps Volunteer, living in Chicocox, Guatemala. Here is how Lenny describes the project: […]

Ventilated Latrines for The Village Of Chuisac – Guatemala

We are proud to announce another exciting project by Water Charity. We feel strongly that this project exemplifies the way international assistance projects should be approached. While traveling in Guatemala, we had a fortuitous meeting with a Peace Corp volunteer, Katie McKenna. This energetic and enthusiastic young woman reinforced our commitment to follow a strategy […]

Water Filtration in Guatemala

As a new member, it is interesting to me to see the fact that you are using the same filters as those used by Pure Water for the World. This fact indicates a good relationship. As a Rotarian, I am interested in the extent that you are cooperating with the Rotary Clubs in Guatemala. As […]

Raise Money for Water Charity

You can raise money for Water Charity by creating your own online fundraising page with Firstgiving. Then organize your fundraising activity, and ask donors to go to your page to contribute. Creating your page takes only 5 minutes. You provide information, describe the event, and set your goals. Email the information to friends and participants, […]

Discussion with Dr. Alejandro Toledo, Former President of Peru

On December 2, 2008, Jacqueline Chan and Averill Strasser had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Alejandro Toledo, former President of Peru, about the work of Water Charity. Dr. Toledo was the democratically elected President of Peru from 2001 to 2006. He has not denied reports that he may again run for the Presidency in […]

BioSand Filter Project in Guatemala

We went to Guatemala in December to implement the first of a number of Bio-Sand filter projects. Bio-Sand technology has been proven worldwide over many years. It involves a container to hold several grades of sand, plus a biological layer that forms on the top. Once set up, contaminated water can be poured in, and […]

Friends of Water Charity Fundraising Initiatives

We are extremely grateful for the efforts being put forth by groups that undertake the task of raising funds to aid the work of Water Charity. We have decided to start a series of articles to highlight recent initiatives that are underway, follow their progress, and herald their successes. Elliot Marx Elliot Marx is President […]

Choquechampi Reservoir Project – Bolivia

Water Charity is participating in a reservoir project underway in Choquechampi, Bolivia. The project is being carried out by Mano a Mano International Partners, through its counterpart subsidiary organization Mano a Mano – Nuevo Mundo. Bolivia has been badly affected by climate change. Many areas have been dependent for drinking water and agriculture on runoff […]