Conclusion of Escuela Oficial Rural Mixta Aldea Xixviac Handwashing Station – Guatemala

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

The project was to build a 5,000-liter tank-style handwashing station at the school. However, it was decided to build a smaller more durable tank but with the capacity for capturing rainwater.

Maggie reports:

The project went great!

All the materials were ready to go the first day and the masons, and community members were there and started working.

In addition to the funding from Water Charity, we received money from the community, the school, the municipality, and family and friends. We finished the project with an amazing tank and a happy school.

The tank ended up being having 8 water faucets, with a capacity of 2,000 liters. A system was built whereby rainwater is captured from the aluminum roof to fill the tank. The community donated the extra materials to make the roof and catchment system.

The school was thrilled with the results, and the handwashing station is being used daily.

We wish to thank Maggie for completing this project, and again extend our gratitude to The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust for providing the funding.