Conclusion of Caserio Pativilca School Well Project – Peru

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Jacqueline Lauer.

To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

The project was to build a well at the Primary/Secondary School #11538 Pativilca as a source of water for drinking, sanitation, handwashing, and gardening.

Jacqueline reports:

I am happy to say that we have finished the school well project in Pativilca, Peru, and just in time for the new school year which began this month!

Overall I would say that it was a great success and a great community collaboration. Project funds were used to purchase cement, tubing, and the electric pump. The rest of the materials (wire, iron rods, mold) and the labor were provided by the community.

Approximately 10 fathers volunteered to do the construction, which took about three weeks total. They found ample amounts of water, enough to give the primary school a pretty much unlimited supply for handwashing, sanitation, and irrigation purposes.

Using the pump and the tubing, the water is transferred to two tanks that rest above the bathrooms. This provides water to the facilities throughout the day.

I would like to thank you very much for your help with this project.

We, in turn, extend our gratitude to Jacqueline for implementing this terrific project, and again wish to thank the Elmo Foundation for providing the funding.