The mission of Water Charity is to implement immediate, efficient, and practical projects around the world to provide safe water and effective sanitation to those in need.


Pempe Rainwater Catchment Project – Suriname

Pempe Rainwater Catchment Project – SurinameThis project is to install 43 rainwater catchment systems to provide clean drinking water for the residents of the village of Pempe.

The project is being implemented under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Erica D’Aquila. She is living on the Upper Suriname River located in the district Sipaliwini, in the Saramaccan village Pempe (also known as Pingpe/Pen Pen).

Pempe has approximately 140 inhabitants, who all live off the land. Everything from their cooking oil, rice, vegetables, and housing materials come directly from Pempe’s surroundings.

Pempe Rainwater Catchment Project – SurinameRecent tests of Pempe’s drinking water (a local creek) have shown the water to be infested by various strains of E-coli and other hazardous bacteria. The effects of these contaminants is displayed by the fact that community members often suffer from waterborne illnesses, leaving adults unable to travel to their farms to harvest food and children vulnerable to the dangerous side effects of malnutrition.

The objective of this project is to bring clean drinking water to the men, women, and children of Pempe in a way that is sustainable by the community and available year round. The project centers around the acquisition of DuroTanks, which are large, round, covered tanks for the storage of 400 gallons of rainwater. These tanks are popular in the region, inexpensive, easy to maintain, and sustainable, lasting up to 25 years.

The community has committed to contribute a cash amount for each DuroTank, and provide all labor necessary. Labor includes transporting supplies to the village from Paramaribo, manually pulling sand from the bottom of the riverbed, making of cement stones, and setting up the gutters, stands, and netting.

Pempe Rainwater Catchment Project – SurinameCommunity members will participate in a three week training regarding DuroTank installation, maintenance, and water conservation classes. This training will result in community members being able to provide maintenance on the DuroTanks and ensuring their longevity.

The Water Charity involvement in this project has been funded, through the generosity of the SLOW LIFE Foundation as a part of their Clean Water Projects initiative.

Any additional donations using the Donate button below will be used to fund other projects by this PCV and/or those of other PCVs in the host country.

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

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 16 - Daro Keur Ibrahima Signane, Community Garden

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 16 - Daro Keur Ibrahima Signane, Community GardenThis project is part of our 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks Program, being implemented by Peace Corps Volunteers Marcie Todd and Garrison Harward. To read about the program and follow its progress, CLICK HERE.

Location
Daro Keur Ibrahima Signane, Fatick, Senegal

Community Description
This project is being implemented in the community of Daro Keur Ibrahima Signane, which was described in Project 15.

Pump number 16 completes the 5 pumps in 5 days series. Darou Keur Ibrahima Signane (DKIS for short) is a true community space. Within the hectare are 83 plots owned by 78 families, as almost each family in DKIS gardens. Most of the garden is used to produce for the village while 10 percent of the garden space is marked off for market gardening and selling at DKIS local market.

Each day of the week in roadside towns across Senegal is a local market called a luumo. Luumo is where many people in villages go to buy their produce for the week as well as other essentials such as clothes, furniture, and rope. Luumos carry a lot of the products to the village that can only be found in bigger cities. This saves villagers from having to travel to a city. Also, the luumo gives producers access to a market close to home to sell their products. At the luumo DKIS sells hot peppers and green peppers.

Project Description
The pump being installed here will be the second in this space, the first having been described under Project 15.

Project Impact
78 families will benefit from this project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Garrison Harward, Marcie Todd, and Amy Watts

Comments
This project further proves the benefit of scale achieved from working on double pumps and pumps in a concentrated geographical area.

Dollar Amount of Project
$100.00

Donations Collected to Date
$100.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 - This project has now been fully funded through the generosity of Jacqueline Chan, of Crestline, CA, USA in honor of Heather Chan, of Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada.

If you now contribute $150 (our new price, which includes labor), your name will be placed on the waiting list to adopt the next project in order.

If you wish to contribute less than $150, the money will be applied toward the overall program.

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

Conclusion of 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 13 - Dassilame Serere Eco Campament Pump Expansion Project

Conclusion of 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 13 - Dassilame Serere Eco Campament Pump Expansion ProjectThis project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteers Marcie Todd and Garrison Harward. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

Marcie and Garrison report:

As we said before this is the second pump we’ve partnered with Pape on and as such the work was pretty straightforward. Pape picked up the supplies for us and Garrison cast the cap the week before, so on the actual install day we only had to lift the cap, and install the piping.

We got there early and did precisely that… lucky number thirteen turned out to be pretty lucky indeed. No problems, no adventures, not even any stories really. Development work as an adventure with difficult struggles and beautiful cultural exchanges is certainly interesting, but sometimes there is just a need to be filled and the job gets done and that’s it. Not all that interesting but pretty effective.

Our most interesting part of this install was actually watching how all the tourists interacted with it. They watched us fascinated and then played with the pump afterwards. In the west we love toys, and to some extent water pumps are like toys, which is probably why so many of them get installed even if the particular model isn’t appropriate or very effective. Technology isn’t always better than manual labor. That said this pump IS better and much more efficient then pulling by hand at an appropriate depth. Dassilame Serere has a wonderfully shallow water table, which makes this particular pump very worthwhile.

Pape and Garrison are also now working on a project which will take this increased efficiency and magnify it by using the pumps to help distribute water to 6 basins spread throughout the field. Once complete no woman will have a plot more then 15-20 meters away from a water source. Previously they may have had to carry water upwards of 50 meters, a difficult feat when watering an entire garden.

Pump Output: 30 Liters/ Min

Total Number of People Benefiting: 64

Funder: Caroline Fahmy

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Sya Bright Future Primary School Water Tank Project - Uganda

Interlocking Stabilized Soil Bricks Water Tank Program – UgandaThis is the first project to be implemented under the Interlocking Stabilized Soil Bricks Water Tank Program – Uganda. A large-capacity water tank will be built to serve the needs of the Sya Bright Future Primary School.

Omungari Parish, located in Kiruhura District, is a rural community located in the “dry cattle corridor” of southwestern Uganda. Located 22 kilometers from the nearest paved roads, the people who call Omungari home are mainly of the Banyankole and Bahima tribes. They are generally farmers and cattle herders who grow mainly bananas, maize, and cassava for subsistence, and coffee as the main cash crop.

Omungari is a growing community, most notably seen in the last two years through the arrival of two public service institutions. The presence of Life Child Initiative (LICHI), a privately run health center, and Omungari Secondary School, has spurred an increase in residential construction throughout the trading center and surrounding areas.

Despite the increase in activity seen for Omungari, many problems loom large for living healthy lifestyles. Alcohol consumption is high, income is very low, theft is prevalent, and literacy levels are low, to name but a few.

In addition to the aforementioned, two aspects of life in Omungari stand out as major obstacles to improving the quality of life for the people. Access to clean water sources throughout the area and limited resources within the school systems are serious issues that need to be addressed.

Interlocking Stabilized Soil Bricks Water Tank Program – UgandaThe Sya Bright Future Primary School is, like the health center, a privately run institution, in contrast to the more prevalent government sponsored schools. Catering to students from nursery level to primary seven, there are currently 17 staff members and nearly 400 students, about half of whom are boarding and half day students.

As with nearly every school in the area, Sya Bright Future has a major challenge in meeting its own need for clean water in order to cook, wash clothes, bathe, and drink. Currently, water is taken from a nearby pond that is filled by groundwater runoff from the fairly large watershed area surrounding the school. This is very poor quality water and leads to a host of hygiene and sanitation-related problems for staff and students alike.

Under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Jesse Coker, who presently works at LICHI, a water tank will be built at the school through the use of Interlocking Stabilized Soil Bricks (ISSB), as explained on the program page for the Interlocking Stabilized Soil Bricks Water Tank Program – Uganda.

The school has several large buildings with excellent iron sheet roofs that are ideal for the harvesting of clean rainwater for all of its water needs. A 20,000-liter water tank will be positioned just downslope from the new large dormitory, which is just upslope from the bathing area and also just upslope from the kitchen. This way, the least effort is needed to transport the water for multiple uses throughout the schools compound.

The money supplied by Appropriate Projects will cover roughly half of the costs of this project. The rest will be covered by Sya Bright Future Primary School.

The use of the ISSB technology will assist in the development of a new business that is aimed at helping LICHI transition from external funding sources to a more local, sustainable, and community-oriented approach to health care provision. The construction of this water tank at Sya Bright Future Primary School will help to achieve significant results at two levels: meeting the water needs at the school, and helping to establish a business that will support the activities of a rural health center and thus the health of a population in need.

As an added incentive for potential clients, Engari Community Health Centre is offering complimentary health talks in hygiene and sanitation for every tank that is constructed.

To indicate your desire for your contribution to be allocated toward the overall Interlocking Stabilized Soil Bricks Water Tank Program – Uganda, please click the Donate button below.

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

Interlocking Stabilized Soil Bricks Water Tank Program – Uganda

Interlocking Stabilized Soil Bricks Water Tank Program – UgandaThis is a program to develop the capacity to build water storage tanks throughout Uganda using the Interlocking Stabilized Soil Bricks (ISSB) technology. It is being implemented under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Jesse Coker.

The program consists of promoting the technology by implementing a training and production system. It is designed to address critical water needs in Uganda, and also create a viable economic opportunity for local residents. It will lead to the availability of more water, a system of better practices, and a higher level of health care for the people of Kiruhura District and beyond.

The ISSB method and technology has existed in Uganda for twenty years. A former PCV gave Jesse the inspiration to explore this methodology. Currently, there are at least four other volunteers in Uganda whose host organizations are involved with this technique of brick making for the construction of rainwater harvesting tanks. The cost for building these tanks is less than that of other methods currently being used locally.

Under the ISSB method, the bricks are made at the site where a tank is being built, eliminating transport costs and the subsequently damaged bricks. Bricks are made through a manual compression machine, which requires neither electricity nor fuel to operate.

A simple mixture of subsoil, water, and between five and ten percent cement is compressed, and the resulting brick needs to cure for two days before it can be used. This is in stark contrast to the firing process that requires vast amounts of firewood and about three months’ time to make bricks, which are also of a lesser quality.

The bricks that are produced by the ISSB methodology are weatherproof and do not require firing. They are interlocking on four sides and are curved in order to easily build a range of water tank sizes between 5,000 and 25,000 liters.

Because of the interlocking nature of these bricks, only five millimeters of cement needs to be used between courses of bricks. Courses are built on top of a stone and cement foundation, with diameter and height determined by tank volume.

Depending on the capacity of the tank being built, structural reinforcements are added, such as rebar between every third course of bricks for a 20,000-liter tank. A metal support pipe is added to the inside of the tank to support the cement roof that is built.

To complete the system, gutters are added to the adjacent building for harvesting the rainfall that is received during one of two rainy seasons. The resulting process is cost-effective, durable, and environmentally friendly, and helps the local economy.

Jesse currently work at Life Child Initiative (LICHI), a privately run Health Centre, in Omungari Parish, located in Kiruhura, Uganda. Jesse and his local counterpart, James Betungura, have already trained a group of local men to operate the brickmaking machine and build water tanks.

The team is presently in a stage of marketing throughout the community, visiting other health centers, schools, churches, businesses, and some private households.

As the program grows, the ability to build larger capacity water storage tanks (30,000 to 100,000-liters) will be developed.

Continuity and sustainability will be achieved when Jesse is replaced after conclusion of his Peace Corps service in October.

The first project be built under this program was the Sya Bright Future Primary School Water Tank Project - Uganda.

The second project be built under this program was the Kanoni Water Tank Project - Uganda.

To indicate your desire for your contribution to be allocated toward this program, please click the Donate button below.

Conclusion of 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 15 - Daro Keur Ibrahima Signane

Conclusion of 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 15 - Daro Keur Ibrahima SignaneThis project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteers Marcie Todd and Garrison Harward. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

Marcie and Garrison report:

This pump has been a long time in the making. We initially did the village meetings before the rainy season, prepped the well cap during the rainy season, and finished the install after, and now finally we're writing everything up. There really are a lot of steps that go into installing a pump.

This pump was a part of our 5 pump tour so luckily both of us got to be here for the install. Amy Watts, the volunteer in Daro, helped Garrison do the prep work on the well cap and Marcie came out for the Install. As is the norm in Senegal though, things didn't go exactly according to plan.

The day that we decided to cast the well cap turned out to be the same day as the last rain of the rainy season. It was quite a torrent. At first we thought maybe we could just ride it out under a tree, but the rain just kept getting heavier and heavier. We decided to make a run for it and just in time.

As soon as we got back to Amy's hut the lighting started striking much too close for comfort. Half an hour of hunkering down though and the storm had passed and we were ready to finish the cap.

When Marcie arrived we had our second big hang up. The village wasn't able to find the right PVC pipe so we had to spend all morning searching in Toubacouta and in the end splicing together several pipes to get the full length. We didn't even start the install until after lunch and needless to say it was hot. Morning really is a much more preferable time to work here.

In the end though we went through the routine, hooked everything up and exchanged high fives and hugs when the water started flowing. The problems were minor compared with the benefits. The village was thrilled and is talking about the possibility of expanding their garden and investing in a basin system. We'll keep you updated as things progress.

Pump Output: 37 Liters/ Min

Total Number of People Benefiting: 75

Funder: Jacqueline Chan in honor of Steve Cockwell

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Kunahandhoo Island Rainwater Harvesting Project – Maldives

Kunahandhoo Island Rainwater Harvesting Project – Maldives This is the first project to be implemented under the Rainwater Harvesting Program – Maldives.

Within the community of Kunahandhoo, 4 currently unconnected rainwater tanks, received as a part of a governmental aid program, are sitting unused because the community lacks the resources to develop them into a working system to help meet the freshwater needs of the island.

The four tanks consist of one of 10,000-liter capacity, one of 5,000-liter capacity and two of 2,500-liter capacity. Under the project, the four tanks will be connected to comprise a workable system using the appropriate piping and fixtures.

An optimal site, located between the community harbor and the island’s residential area, has been allocated. A concrete platform will be built and the tanks will be secured. A catchment area will be built over the tanks to house and shade them. Finally, gutters and piping will be installed to capture the rainwater and direct it by gravity into the tanks for storage.

The planning has been completed, and work is underway to purchase the materials and contract the labor for installation. We will keep you updated as the project progresses.

This project has been fully funded by the SLOW LIFE Foundation and Positive H2O. If you wish to contribute to the expansion of the Rainwater Harvesting Program – Maldives to other islands, please click on the Donate button below.

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52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 15 - Daro Keur Ibrahima Signane

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 15 - Daro Keur Ibrahima SignaneThis project is part of our 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks Program, being implemented by Peace Corps Volunteers Marcie Todd and Garrison Harward. To read about the program and follow its progress, CLICK HERE.

Location
Daro Keur Ibrahima Signane, Fatick, Senegal

Community Description
Daro is located just off the laterite road going from Toubacouta to Saloum Diane. We first started looking into this village after the Keur Andallah pump when we literally stopped in on the bike ride home. As soon as we did and saw their broken down water pump, we knew Daro had to be part of the project.

The village is small, only about 300 people, and predominately Wolof, but like everywhere in this region there are a few Mandinkans, Sereres and Pulaars. There is a primary school which almost all the children attend and a substantial community garden established by a previous Peace Corps Volunteer. It is primarily an agricultural village and the people here are already excellent gardeners and farmers. They have had a wonderful relationship with Peace Corps over the years and are continually learning and expanding their efforts.

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 15 - Daro Keur Ibrahima SignaneProject Description
The community garden provides 75 people with fenced in plots for vegetable production. It sits within a flood basin which means that the water table is very high and perfect for rope pumps. There are two wells in this space and thus we will be installing two rope pumps. Pump #16 will be the second in this space.

Project Impact
All 75 members of the group will benefit from increased access to water. This should lead to increased production which will then increase overall nutrition in the village for kids like these.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Garrison Harward, Marcie Todd, and Amy Watts

Comments
These pumps will decrease crowding around the well and speed up the process of watering, allowing more time to be devoted to trying new gardening techniques and increasing yields.

This is the first of two pumps in this space. We're going to be trying to do more double installs like this in order to fully meet the needs of our villages.

Dollar Amount of Project
$100.00

Donations Collected to Date
$100.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 - This project has now been fully funded through the generosity of Jacqueline Chan, of Crestline, CA, USA in honor of Steve Cockwell, of Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada.

If you now contribute $150 (our new price, which includes labor), your name will be placed on the waiting list to adopt the next project in order.

If you wish to contribute less than $150, the money will be applied toward the overall program.

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

Rainwater Harvesting Program - Maldives

Rainwater Harvesting Program - MaldivesThis program is to address the issue of freshwater scarcity in The Republic of Maldives (Maldives). This will be achieved through the targeted provision of new, and the restoration of pre-existing, rainwater capture and storage systems in selected public locations within communities of Maldives.

The program will start with projects in four inhabited island communities, namely Kunahandhoo, Hithadhoo, Maamendhoo and Gaadhoo, in the remote Laamu Atoll, aka Hahdhunmathi Atoll.

The program is being implemented under the direction of Abram Le Cerf, Social and Environment Manager at Six Senses, Laamu. It is made possible through the generosity of The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust, an environmentally and socially conscious resort ownership and management company, and Positive H2O (+H2O), a company of dedicated professional windsurfers who have a passionate interest in the oceans and the environment.

Maldives, being an atoll nation consisting of one percent land and 99 percent ocean, is a country with very little in terms of freshwater resources. Consequently, accessing sanitary and sustainable fresh drinking water is a major challenge faced by the inhabitants of the rural communities of Maldives.

The islands of Kunahandhoo, Hithadhoo, Maamendhoo and Gaadhoo are inhabited by total populations of 783, 1040, 1186 and 417 individuals, respectively. Consequently, the total number of direct beneficiaries of the first phase of this project is 3,426 persons.

Rainwater Harvesting Program - MaldivesTraditionally, for all of their freshwater requirements, including for drinking water, these four communities have been dependent upon shallow fresh groundwater aquifers, aka freshwater lenses, which exist beneath all islands in Maldives, accessed via wells. These freshwater lenses accumulate through rainfall infiltration into the sandy soils of the islands and this freshwater, being less dense than saltwater, subsequently floats on top of the saline groundwater which infiltrates the islands’ soils from the surrounding sea.

However, in the face of growing populations the capacity of the freshwater lenses to meet the needs of the populations of Kunahandhoo, Hithadhoo, Maamendhoo and Gaadhoo has become limited through things such as saltwater intrusion due to soil erosion, over-exploitation of the freshwater lenses and monsoonal rainfall changes.

Similarly, degradation of wells and pollution of the freshwater lenses due to inadequate sewage management, industrial effluent infiltration, and inappropriate agricultural practices, all place pressure on local freshwater resources.

Rainwater Harvesting Program - MaldivesTo confound matters, as a country which is situated entirely within the tropics, Maldives’ climate is characterized by two distinct annual monsoons, with vastly different rainfall patterns, the southwest monsoon and the northeast monsoon. Accordingly, although during the southwest monsoon, spanning from May to October, rainfall is at its highest, during the northeast monsoon, extending from November to April, dry and hot conditions prevail. Consequently, during the northeast monsoon the communities of Kunahandhoo, Hithadhoo, Maamendhoo and Gaadhoo experience significant water shortages.

Due to the scarcity of available groundwater and surface water within these communities, and the high economic and environmental cost of desalinating seawater, rainwater capture and storage is a key strategy for securing freshwater to support their populations. Indeed, throughout Maldives, in line with relative public policy, multiple public and voluntary sector programs have previously been carried out to distribute and establish rainwater capture and storage tanks in all of the nation’s 200 inhabited islands. However, freshwater shortages still remain.

In recent years, during the northeast monsoon within all four communities it is reported that public and residential rainwater tanks frequently run dry, forcing the expensive importation of desalinated water by barge from Male’.

Rainwater Harvesting Program - MaldivesAlthough rainwater storage tanks have been distributed in many instances by governmental agencies, in many cases, these tanks have remained unconnected due to a lack of essential components, such as catchments and connective materials, including gutters, pipes, overflows, filters, valves and taps. Consequently, large numbers of rainwater tanks sit idle.

Within Hithadhoo, Maamendhoo and Gaadhoo public rainwater tank systems which have been previously established have become degraded and damaged and are either completely dysfunctional or are functioning at only partial capacity, further confounding water shortage problems during the northeast monsoon.

The first phase of this program is being initiated with the Kunahandhoo Island Rainwater Harvesting Project – Maldives, and will proceed to the other three islands. Upon proven success, it will be expanded to additional islands, in an effort to have widespread impact on the water supply problems facing Maldives.

The projects on the first four islands of the program have been fully funded by the SLOW LIFE Foundation and Positive H2O. If you wish to contribute to the expansion of the Rainwater Harvesting Program – Maldives to other islands, please click on the Donate button below.

Conclusion of 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 14 - Dassilame Serere Revisited

Conclusion of 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 14 - Dassilame Serere Revisited This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteers Marcie Todd and Garrison Harward. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

Garrison and Marcie report:

We mentioned in our initial post about this 5 pump tourney that we were going to do some experiments and these 4 pumps offered us the perfect place to do so. The morning of the repairs we got up very early. Installing one pump is hard enough, but with 4, things could really take a turn for the worse. We got out to the field and met Lamine who came in free of charge to help repair the pumps. He really did feel bad that they weren't working and was thrilled to be able to make things right.

We fitted the first pump with Garrison's standard system and then the second with Marcie's. Being so far apart, we naturally drifted towards different methods as we experimented on our own, so we were really curious to see which method works best. It turned out that Marcie's rope system gave a higher output while Garrison's was easier requiring less strength. We naturally decided to try a composite of both rope types, Garrison's knots with Marcie's washers. Low and behold the porridge was just right.

Conclusion of 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 14 - Dassilame Serere Revisited Lamine's enthusiasm took over immediately as he ran back to Toubacouta to make a better punch for cutting the rubber washers and also brought back an improved guide block that didn't have to be tediously shaped over a fire and later cemented. The final pump with all of these improvements really was perfect. You may also notice that these pumps are placed two by two on the wells. This was also Lamine's idea when he did the original install, and while it isn't always necessary, it’s a great way to increase efficiency even further if the volume of water required is high enough.

The women who had previously been very skeptical of the pumps couldn't stop thanking us. Their thanks came with one caveat though. The rims of the wells are so high that anyone using the pumps has to extent their arms almost above their heads to use them. Anyone can tell you this is not the optimum position for strength. Never fear though; we have enough money left over on this install to purchase some cement to make a few steps. With this one last improvement these pumps should be a great help to this dedicated group of women.

Pump Output: 35 Liters/ Min (Average for all 4)

Total Number of People Benefiting: 65

Funder: Jacqueline Chan in honor of Mrs. Julia Chung-Lun

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