Conclusion of El Alto del Aguacate Well Project – El Salvador

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Mark Gruen. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

The project was to dig a well and construct a holding tank.

Mark reports:

All told, the work to dig the well took 6 weeks work, two men a day digging.

We spent about $1,400 in total, $900 from the community together with $500 from Appropriate Projects.

A little structure was built overhead to protect it from rain.

The water tastes great and is plentiful. However, we intend to do a study to ensure that is safe to continue drinking.

Mark extended his thanks and that the school in El Alto del Aguacate.

We wish to thank Mark for the great job, and again extend our gratitude to The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust for providing the funding for the project.