La Cruz Water Project – Guatemala

This project is to build a 1200 liter rainwater catchment tank, with an accompanying handwashing station, at an elementary school in La Cruz, Cajola, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. The tank will hold a 2-week supply of water for the 285 students that attend the school.

The Escuela Oficial Rural Mixta has little access to water, consisting of a small chorro that receives water once a week for an hour. The young students currently bring water in 2-liter bottles from their homes or the local stream to school in order to sustain the water supply.

Teachers do not have water to mop their floors or to teach basic hygiene to the children. Atol, a mid-morning snack, cannot be handed out due to the lack of water. At times water must be borrowed from neighbors in order to do necessary chores.

Escuela Oficial Rural Mixta La Cruz - GuatemalaThe project is being administered by Peace Corps Volunteer Ashley Kissinger.

Water Charity is pleased to be participating with other NGOs in this project, and our funds will go for skilled labor and materials. The community and parents from the schoosl are contributing additional labor, and will maintain the tank and pipes upon completion.

To see plans for the project, CLICK HERE.

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 Ashley Kissinger of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Ashley and/or those of her counterpart PCVs in Guatemala.

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