Conclusion of Las Manzanas School Water Project – Guatemala

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

The project was to bring water to the Las Manzanas School.
Clifford reports:

I am very happy to announce the successful completion of the water Project at the school Las Manzanas in the town of Cabrican, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, Central America!

The Padres de Familia (parents of the school children in this community) worked very hard for this project, digging and connecting tubes that extend more than half a mile from the water source, to the school.

Connection was made to the community water source up the hill, and piping was installed to bring water to the school, for use in the existing including handwashing stations, bathrooms, sinks, faucets, and water tanks.

The community and I are very grateful to Water Charity. Some key quotes from the community members were the following:

“Please thank your friends in the United States for me. Because of their help, now my son will not be sick and miss school all the time”!

—Mother of the community

“I am so happy that my little daughter can brush her teeth and wash her hands at school now. It is so difficult to develop these habits if they do not practice at home AND at school.”

—Father of the community

“I am so proud of this community for coming together to do the manual labor required to build this project. Thank you Clifford, for contacting Water Charity and thank them for us. This school has been dry for so long. And now we finally have water”!

—School Principal

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