Pueblo Nuevo Aqueduct Project – Panama

Pueblo Nuevo, Comarca Ngobe Bugle, Panama

Community Description

Pueblo Nuevo is a community of approximately 1,000 Ngobe Indigenous Panamanians.

Pueblo Nuevo has a large elementary and middle school. Children from communities as far as four hours away come to live there for school. There is also a vibrant artisans group that makes purses and shopping bags out of plants.

The community is downriver from other indigenous communities, so the water is not clean for drinking. For this reason, an aqueduct system was developed nearly 10

years ago that leads from a creek of clean water to the community. However, the aqueduct has fallen into disrepair. The PVC pipes that bring water to the community are cracked and leaking in many places, so the water pressure is very low and dirt leaks into the pipes.

Project Description
The project will carry out repairs and improvements on the existing aqueduct system.

The broken PVC piping will be replaced. Additionally, a concrete base will be built where the water enters the aqueduct so that dirt and parasites cannot enter.

The work will be done by the members of the Pueblo Nuevo Water Committee over three days.

The PVC pipes that need replacing have been identified. The aqueduct will be shut off for these three days, while the pipes and joints are replaced.

The water at the beginning of the aqueduct will then be diverted, and a new concrete base will be built to raise the entry point of the water.

Project funds will be used to buy 15 sacks of concrete, 16 PVC pipes, and 4 PVC joints. The remainder of the money will be used for transporting these materials to Pueblo Nuevo and buying food for the men doing the labor.

Project Impact
Over 1,000 people will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Alexander Blum

This is a necessary and important infrastructure project for the community. It has a tremendous amount of community support, and will make a significant difference in the lives of the villagers.

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.