Sonte School Project – Guatemala

Sonte, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, Central America

Community Description
The community of Sonte is located next to the major road running north through Alta Verapaz. It is easily accessible, and close to a major city. It is very poor and consists mostly of peasant farmers.

Project Description
A handwashing station will be built at the elementary school of the community.

This project will be carried out by the teachers of the school and PCV Dave Bowker, working together with the community and local government.

The school has recently received electricity, which will be used to power the pump.

This project is similar to the Corozal
School Project that was recently successfully completed.

Project Impact
300 students and 11 teachers at the school will be directly affected by this project. 200 families in the community will indirectly benefit.

The handwashing station will allow the students to practice healthy habits in school. They will be able to wash their hands after they use the bathroom and before they eat, and brush their teeth after snack.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Dave Bowker

This project follows on the heels of another handwashing project that was successfully completed. It conforms to our concepts that when something works well it should be replicated, and that good solutions do not need to be complicated.

Projects such as these serve the additional purpose of motivating the community to be continually involved in the improvement of the village and the school.

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 Dave Bowker of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Dave and/or those of his counterpart PCVs in Guatemala.

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