Conclusion of Salapwuk Water Project – Micronesia

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

The project was to build a dam at one of the rivers that runs through the jungle surrounding Salapwuk. The dam, designed to bring water to the homes of Salapwuk’s 200 residents as well as provide clean water to the school, was finished according to plan, albeit with considerable delay.

Ruthanne reports:

The dam built for the community of Salapwuk in Pohnpei, FSM, now serves over half of the community, including the students and teachers of the K-8 Salapwuk Elementary School.

The project, originally financed in April of 2010 began work immediately. However, due to a multitude of events and obstacles within the community, work ceased in May of 2010. As the community prepared to complete the project, a generous offer from the local government to expand the project was made, and so the project’s delay continued until all of the details could be worked out within the municipal office.

At last, in September of 2011, members from all over the community came together to complete the extended dam project. Now the school and community enjoy a reliable source of water, thanks to the kindness and generosity of Water Charity and Six Senses.

We again wish to thank The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust for providing the funding for this project.