Panarayon Water Project – Philippines

Panarayon, Bacacay, Albay, Luzon, Philippines

Community Description
The project is located in the barangay (community) of Panarayon, Bacacay in the province of Albay. The specific area of Panarayon for completion of this project includes Puroks (areas) 1, 2, and 3. Access to clean water is not available within a reasonable distance to residents in these areas.

Bacacay is a well-known tourist destination in the Albay province with popular beaches and a large number of visitors, especially in the summertime. The areas further inland are quite the opposite from the coastal destinations. Many areas inland are comprised of people well below the poverty line. Panarayon is one of several portions of Bacacay that is in the Children International-covered area due to the large number of impoverished children and families.

Project Description
The Panarayon water project is to install 4 water pumps across 3 rural areas in Bacacay, Albay, where clean water is not readily accessible.

Residents in these areas include families of Children International-sponsored youth and families of the general population. Community volunteers surveyed and determined that the three sections of Panarayon that are most in need include Puroks (areas) 1, 2, and 3. Each of the locations for water pump installation was selected by the Children International/community volunteers based on the areas most in need and with the largest number of residents living in each area without access to running water.

The water pump locations are centralized in residential neighborhoods along common walking paths that local residents access daily. None of the pumps will be on private property and all residents in each area will have access to the water.

The project will begin with the digging of 3 water wells (Purok 1 has a water well source already constructed) and then the assembly and installation of 4 water pumps. This work will include the digging of trenches, placement and laying of ground pipes, and then installation of the final pitcher pump.

Overseen and advised by a general contractor, community volunteers will undertake 100% of the project labor. Children International Field Officers will also assist with monitoring and implementation.

Funding assistance will go to the purchase of all materials and supplies while the community will undertake 100% of the project labor. Materials include: a pitcher pump (4pcs), GI pipes, gravel, sand, cement, steel bars (10mm and 8mm), and wood lumber (2x4x10). A small percentage of the funding will go towards technical support and oversight of the construction process.

Project Impact
Over 150 residents of 3 communities will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Chris Economon

This is a high-impact project that will result in safe water for several communities. There is a large participation by the villagers, leading to sustainability into the future.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has been fully funded, through the generosity of the Elmo Foundation.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify the Peace Corps Volunteer of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by the PCV and/or those of other PCVs in the country of service.

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