Bujama Colegio Water and Sanitation Project – Peru

Bujama, Mala, Lima, Peru

Community Description
Bujama is a small town of about 1,500 inhabitants, located directly on the coast, about an hour south of the capital city of Lima.

Bujama is historically a fishing community. However, in recent years, due to the increase in summer tourism in the region, the area has expanded dramatically.

Bujama Colegio is a public school that serves primary and secondary students. The pump, that provides water for the bathrooms, sinks, and irrigation system for the school is broken, and the septic tank has reached capacity.

The water source for the school is reliable, as water is pumped from a well. Wastewater is filtered through the sand to replenish the water table.

Project Description
This project is to provide water for the school by replacing the broken pump. In addition, the septic tank will be serviced.

The current pump will be removed and replaced by a new 2-horsepower pump.

The septic tank will be serviced by pumping out and properly disposing of the waste, and disinfecting the tank.

The work on the pump and the cleaning of the septic tank will be done by a local company under contract.

Remaining funds will pay for soap dispensers for the bathrooms and trash receptacles, to help maintain a clean, conducive, educational environment.

This project is part of a larger community restoration project. Within the school, proper waste disposal practices and recycling are being taught. In the community, garbage and recycling bins have been installed to reinforce these principles. Also, the local tree nursery has donated trees and plants to the school and community in a restoration project.

Project Impact
187 students and 15 educational facilitators at the school will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Katelyn Meehan

This project adds to the ongoing school and community effort to implement procedures that improve the sanitation and health of students and the community at large.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$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.

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

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