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Potrero Reduccion Bathroom Project - Paraguay


By Anonymous - Posted on 02 August 2010

Potrero Reduccion Bathroom Project - ParaguayPotrero Reduccion is a community located in central Paraguay, about 5 kilometers from the town of Itape and about 25 kilometers from Villarrica.

The only school in the community lacks running water and a bathroom. Teachers and students must retrieve water and use a latrine a distance from the school.

This project is to provide the school with running water and a bathroom. This has been an ongoing project for the past few years, but has been stalled for lack of funds to complete it.

The project will be carried out under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Adam Montgomery.

Potrero Reduccion Bathroom Project - ParaguayThe community has already built a room for the bathroom and has also acquired several key materials for the completion of this project.

Project funds will be used to buy the lacking materials to fully complete the project.

The bathroom will include three private stalls (3 commodes), one sink, one shower, and lighting.

The school currently has an artesian well located about 30 feet from the proposed bathroom that they use to retrieve water.

Potrero Reduccion Bathroom Project - ParaguayWater will be pumped from the well to the bathroom. The water is potable, and a spigot will be installed at the school garden along with the faucet in the bathroom

Bathroom waste will pumped to a secluded area located at the site of the old latrine in the back of the school.

170 people will benefit from the project, including the 40 students and 5 teachers at the school and the rest of the community that regularly uses the school for community events.

This project has now been fully funded through the generosity of The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust as a part of their Clean Water Projects initiative.

Any donations using the Donate button below will go toward additional water and sanitation projects in Paraguay.

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

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