El Alto del Aguacate Well Project – El Salvador

Caserio El Alto del Aguacate, Canton Corralito, Municipio de Corinto, Departamento de Morazan, El Salvador, Central America

Community Description
El Alto del Aguacate is a beautiful rural community of 601 people, filled with pine trees and nestled atop a mountain ridge in northeast El Salvador. The community lacks job opportunities, resources, and land for local campesinos.

This project will be done at the local school, Centro Escolar El Alto del Aguacate, which has 4 ½ classrooms. The school serves El Alto del Aguacate and the surrounding communities. There are 324 students attending, grades kindergarten through 8th grade. However, the school lacks water.

Project Description
This project is to dig a well and construct a holding tank. A water study was done by the school board, and water was found to exist at a depth of about 9 meters

The work will be done by three local well diggers, fathers of school children, who are volunteering their labor.

Project funds will be used only for the cost of materials.

Project Impact
324 students and 150 nearby community members will directly benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Mark Gruen

This is a great project, which provides a water source for a school and the surrounding community for less than one dollar per person!

The project was originated by the school board, and has strong community support, thus ensuring sustainability.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has been fully funded, through the generosity of The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust as a part of their Clean Water Projects initiative.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Peace Corps Volunteer Mark Gruen of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Mark and/or those of his counterpart PCVs in El Salvador.

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.