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.


Conclusion of Ponta Baixa Ferro-Cement Tank and Rainwater Catchment Project – Brazil

Conclusion of Ponta Baixa Ferro-Cement Tank and Rainwater Catchment Project – BrazilThis project has been completed under the direction Rosângela Araújo, of Instituto Diamante Verde (IDV). To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

The project was to build a rainwater catchment and storage system in Ponta Baixa Village, Itiúba City, Bahia, Brazil.

Rosângela reports:

In December 2012, the Instituto Diamante Verde´s project "Água para Vida" built and delivered two more ferro-cement water tanks, of 20,000 liters each, in the village of Ponta Baixa, Itiúba, Bahia.

Both are full thanks to the rain that fell in the second half of January 2013.

The collection of water is being carried out by gutters around the roof of the Colégio Estadual José Francisco dos Santos, incorporating 100% of the catchment area of the roof.

Conclusion of Ponta Baixa Ferro-Cement Tank and Rainwater Catchment Project – Brazil The decision to construct two tanks of 20,000 liters each, rather than one with a 40,000 liter capacity, was made by technicians in order to expand the effectiveness of the gutters and piping.

The tanks are being maintained by the college administration. Water for consumption is being treated with chlorine, offered by the municipality.

All 120 families who live in the village of Ponta Baixa are receiving benefit from the project.

The IDV thanks Water Charity and its donors for enabling the construction of an important system which will change in the lives of the residents.

We are grateful to Rosângela and to IDV for completing this terrific project, and are pleased to have played a part.

Conclusion of Ponta Baixa Ferro-Cement Tank and Rainwater Catchment Project – BrazilConclusion of Ponta Baixa Ferro-Cement Tank and Rainwater Catchment Project – Brazil
Conclusion of Ponta Baixa Ferro-Cement Tank and Rainwater Catchment Project – BrazilConclusion of Ponta Baixa Ferro-Cement Tank and Rainwater Catchment Project – Brazil
Conclusion of Ponta Baixa Ferro-Cement Tank and Rainwater Catchment Project – BrazilConclusion of Ponta Baixa Ferro-Cement Tank and Rainwater Catchment Project – Brazil

La Primavera Tank and Handwashing Station Project – Guatemala

La Primavera Tank and Handwashing Station Project – GuatemalaLocation
La Primavera, Municipality San Pedro Jocopilas, Department El Quiche, Guatemala

Community Description
La Primavera is located in the department of El Quiche, Guatemala. The population in 2010 was 3,044 inhabitants.

The center of Primavera consists of a market, a Catholic church, a health post, and the school which is separated into three buildings. Since the main part of the center is the school, it plays a major role in community organization.

Within the school there are a total of 14 teachers, 420 students who attend elementary school in the morning and 74 students who attend middle school in the afternoon.

La Primavera Tank and Handwashing Station Project – GuatemalaWith over 400 homes within Primavera only 33% have running water. The water committee has been working hard to try to increase this percentage, but has faced difficulties due to the costs involved. Other community organizations include “Parents of the Students”, “Committee of Community Development”, and midwives.

With the help from Water Charity, under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Chelsea Leroux, the school was able to complete the La Primavera Water Project – Guatemala. The rainwater catchment system, incorporating a Rotoplas water tank with a water basin, now provides water for one of the buildings. This project gave the teachers and director of the school motivation to continue improving the water situation in the other buildings.

Project Description
This project is to provide a steady source of water for two buildings at the school. A 10,000 L water tank and an 8 faucet handwashing station will be built.

The tank will be built on top of a one-meter block of stone, so that it sits higher than the two buildings (it already sits at a higher elevation so the extra meter will help with the gravity).

La Primavera Tank and Handwashing Station Project – GuatemalaThe next step will be to connect this water tank through tubing buried in two trenches that run from the tank to the two buildings

Finally, four ONIL water purification tanks will be installed in order to supply safe drinking water to the students.

The project is being implemented in partnership with Agua Para La Salud, a local NGO that has assisted many communities in Guatemala for almost 2 decades.

The community will dig the two trenches (80 cm in depth) to the two buildings before construction begins. The community will also contribute sand, rock, gravel, wood, and 3 mason helpers each day of construction for five weeks. In addition, the community will provide housing and three meals a day to the mason.

The materials will be bought and transferred from a well-known hardware store in Nebaj, El Quiche and should take three trips.

The construction should take five weeks, with one professional mason who has done this project several times in the past and three mason helpers from the community.

Project Impact
There are 508 beneficiaries of this project, plus parents who utilize the facilities during celebrations and holidays.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Chelsea Leroux

Comments
The ample supply of clean water will improve the health and wellbeing of students and faculty at the school. The handwashing station will be a great resource for the students to start practicing proper hygiene at an early age.

La Primavera Tank and Handwashing Station Project – GuatemalaLa Primavera Tank and Handwashing Station Project – Guatemala

The Water Charity participation in this project has been fully funded, through the generosity of Michael and Carla Boyle, of Nelsonville, OH, USA.

You may continue to contribute using the Donate button below. Any contributions in excess of project amount will be allocated to other projects directed by this PCV and/or projects of other PCVs in this country.

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

Kyarn Khin Migrant Community Bio-Sand Filter Project - Thailand

Kyarn Khin Migrant Community Bio-Sand Filter Project - ThailandIntroduction
This is a project designed to open up access to clean filtered water for consumption and daily use by a community of over 60 Burmese migrants living and working in the border town of Mae Sot, Thailand. By using a simple technology with easy-to-find materials, this project is a great investment towards reducing disease and improving quality of life for the families involved.

Community Background
Kyarn Khin community is located a short distance from Wat Sakin village next to the Moei River in Mae Sot district, Thailand. The community was established more than ten years ago. There are 14 households and 64 peo¬ple in the community. The majority of the population is Burmese with a small Karen minority. The community is a mix of Buddhists and Christians. The primary language is Burmese, with a minority of Karen speakers.

They are day laborers working on their landowner’s farm, for which they earn 120 Thai Baht ($3.96USD) per day. The community has no toilets, running water, or electricity. Very few people in the community have legal documents or work permits, so the landowner takes responsibility for their security. If they want to go to the market they go by boat to Myawaddy, the town across the river in Burma. Kyarn Khin has no school of its own, but several children over ten years old attend a nearby Burmese migrant learning center.

Kyarn Khin Migrant Community Bio-Sand Filter Project - ThailandProblem Statement
The people living in Kyarn Khin community do not have access to sufficient drinking or cooking water, especially during rainy season. All of their cooking water comes directly from the river. Sometimes the landowner brings several bottles of drinking water, but it is not enough for the entire community so they continue to drink and cook with water from the river. In rainy season, the river floods and they use water from a well, which takes 15 minutes to reach on foot. Even so, the well water is not clean.

Due to the lack of clean water, the community reports high rates of skin disease, diarrhea and dizziness. During a needs assessment visit, one community member was in the hospital with a kidney problem that he developed from consuming the river and well water. Furthermore, the few students who are able to attend school often miss class due to diarrheal illnesses. There is no clinic in the community so when the people are sick or injured they have to travel to Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot, which takes time and money.

Project Plan
To solve these problems, the community leaders, land owners, community members and a group consisting of RPCV Mark Cox and students from Wide Horizons School, will construct small bio-sand water filters for each house. Wide Horizons students will provide a training on how to build, use, and maintain the filters and then the people of Kyarn Khin will build the filters with the support of the group. Mark will supervise and manage this project activity.

Kyarn Khin Migrant Community Bio-Sand Filter Project - ThailandThis project will increase access to clean, drinkable water for the entire community. This will lower the occurrence of diarrhea and skin disease, allowing people to save their money on visits to the clinic, and increasing students’ learning prospects.

Materials
Water Charity funds will be used to purchase materials, including pipe, fittings, fixtures, and plastic barrels.

Community participants will provide additional materials obtained from the river, including, large stones, medium stones, small stones, course sand, and fine sand.

Counterpart Background
Wide Horizons School (WH) is located in Mae Sot Township, Tak province, Thailand. The program is under World Education, Inc., supported by USAID and DCA (Danish Church Aid) since 2006. The program provides advanced English and project management training for 24 students from different states and ethnic groups in Burma.

Mark Cox, a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Thailand Group 120, finished his PC service in 2010 and has been working as Project Manager for Khom Loy Development Foundation ever since. He previously successfully completed the Pa Taan Daai Bathroom Project - Thailand during his service as a Peace Corps Volunteer. As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, he proceeded to complete the Ban Huay Lue Luang Bathroom Project - Thailand and the Future Garden School Water Project – Thailand.

Please donate for this project by clicking on the Donate button below. Any contributions in excess of the amount of the project will be allocated to other projects directed by Mark and/or projects of other PCVs in Thailand.

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

Conclusion of Escuela Mentor de la Excelencia Ruben Dario Water System Project - Nicaragua

Conclusion of Escuela Mentor de la Excelencia Ruben Dario Water System Project - NicaraguaThis project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Talia Langman. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

The project was to repair the piping supply system and replace the water fountains at the school.

Talia reports:

On November 19, 2012, a meeting was held with the Director and sub-Director of EMERD, parental leaders, and me in order to discuss the plans for repairing the school’s water system. At the end of the meeting, letters were distributed to each student to inform their parents about the project and the need for participatory action in excavating the old pipe system.

From November 20 - 21, approximately 20 parents participated in the excavation process, which would provide the access for the installation of the new piping.

Conclusion of Escuela Mentor de la Excelencia Ruben Dario Water System Project - NicaraguaA break in the work schedule was taken from November 22 - 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

On November 26, the Director of EMERD and I traveled with the local Ministry of Health’s vehicle to the nearby municipality of Condega to purchase supplies for the project.

From November 27 - December 6, hired technicians installed the new piping and made improvements to the water fountains.

On December 7, the parents who had excavated the old pipe system returned to fill in the excavation with dirt.

The water system was officially inaugurated at the sixth grade graduation ceremony on December 11.

We are grateful to Talia for completing this project, and again wish to thank the Paul Bechtner Foundation for providing the funding.

Bendikwai Rainwater Harvesting and Storage Project - Suriname

Bendikwai Rainwater Harvesting and Storage Project - SurinameLocation
Bendikwai, Upper Suriname River, Sipaliwini District, Suriname

Community Description
Bendikwai is a small Sarramaccan village, on the Upper Suriname River in the rainforest of Suriname, consisting of 100 to 120 permanent and semi-permanent residents (about half of which are children).

Income in Bendikwai is generated through agricultural activities. Other sources of income include hunting and woodcarving. Many people only have enough money for food, clothing, shelter, and sending children to school.

The community currently has limited amenities and is especially limited in clean drinking and cooking water sources year round. Drinking contaminated water causes waterborne illnesses such as giardia and diarrhea in the community. The illnesses are common, and are especially rough on community members during the 4-month dry season (September, October, November, and December). In addition, they are costly because work and school days are lost.

Bendikwai Rainwater Harvesting and Storage Project - SurinameProject Description
This project is to provide every man, woman, and child in Bendikwai with a sustainable source of clean drinking and cooking water year round through the harvesting of rainwater and storage in tanks.

The project will be implemented under the direction of the Bendikwai Water Committee, consisting of two men and two women who are active in the community, in collaboration with Peace Corps Volunteer Caroline Horlacher.

The project will consist of 45 400-gallon durotanks for water storage, each with an accompanying system for capture of rainwater. The installations will be placed around the village according to population.

Each 400-gallon tank will allow two people each to drink or cook with 4.5 liters of water per person per day during the 120-day dry season. The water will not require purification.

Bendikwai Rainwater Harvesting and Storage Project - SurinameEach installation will consist of a cement stand upon which the tank is placed, together with a small zinc-covered structure, gutters, and piping to capture runoff.

The community will contribute all labor for the durotank installations and lumber for the durotank houses. The villagers are also responsible for maintenance of the installations.

Project funds will be used for the purchase of the tanks and materials, including zinc, hardware, and cement. They will also pay for transport from the capital of Paramaribo.

Trainings will be conducted by Caroline, in coordination with the committee members, to ensure sustainability. They will consist of water and sanitation hygiene, water conservation, and maintenance of the installations.

Project Impact
The entire population of 120 people, consisting of 20 adult men, 40 adult women, 25 boys, and 35 girls, will benefit from access to clean drinking water.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Caroline Horlacher

Comments
The project is essential for the community to have safe and readily accessible water available during the dry season, and to reduce the incidence of waterborne illness.

Funding
Water Charity is participating in this large effort in cooperation with the Peace Corps Partnership Program.

The Water Charity participation in this project to date has been fully funded through the generosity of the Paul Bechtner Foundation.

We are still seeking additional donations to increase the scope and reach of the project.

In the event sufficient funds are not donated to accomplish the entire project objective, the project will be scaled down to a number of installations in conformance with the funds raised.

Any contributions in excess of the amount of the project will be allocated to other projects directed by Caroline and/or projects of other PCVs in Suriname.

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

CEM de Toubacouta Well and Latrine Project – Senegal

CEM de Toubacouta Well and Latrine Project – SenegalLocation
Toubacouta, Fatick, Senegal, West Africa

Community Description
Toubacouta resides 30 km from the border of The Gambia and sits on the edge of the Delta Du Saloum River. Although primarily known as a touristic destination, the population is home to an estimated 6,000 people, but with the surrounding smaller villages approximately 9,000 people.

The main economic driver for Toubacouta is tourism, with two large hotels and numerous smaller hostels. Currently, the majority of the vegetables that are being used at the hotels are imported from Dakar, the capital over 250 km away. Although they cannot buy everything they need from Toubacouta, many vegetables and fruits can still be bought locally.

The majority of Toubacouta has access to running water and electricity. However, because of its unique location the tap water is too salty to drink or water agricultural crops. All of the drinking water is either sold through boutiques or is carted by donkey chariots from other wells in smaller villages.

CEM de Toubacouta Well and Latrine Project – SenegalThe town is fairly large, with two primary schools and one college, CEM de Toubacouta. There are an estimated 900 students who attend this school but have been having issues with teacher strikes and generally raising funds for supplies.

CEM de Toubacouta is the only middle school within a surrounding 5km. Because of the strikes and the lack of maintenance, 10 out of 14 of the latrines for the students are unusable, leaving only 4 latrines functioning.

Project Description
This project at the school has two components. The first is to build a well to provide drinking water for the children, and sufficient water to start a community garden. The second is to renovate the broken latrines.

Well: The well will be 10 to 15 meters deep (depending on the water table), cement lined, and capped. A pump will be installed using the same technology as used in the successful 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks program, incorporating a rope pump with a half cement lid.

CEM de Toubacouta Well and Latrine Project – SenegalWater Charity funds will pay for the transportation of materials, cement mixture, rebar, labor for the cement lining, as well as building the well cap and pump.

The well will be located within the school to provide drinking water for the students. It also will provide water for a school garden, in order to be able to farm local produce to sell to the hotels. This will hopefully give much needed income to the school and also be more cost- effective for the hotels and restaurants in the area.

An experienced well digger, with the assistance of the Peace Corps Volunteer and his local counterpart, will dig the well.

All the materials will be transported to the school and the well will be cemented and lined. Finally the well cap and pump will be installed.

Latrines: There are 10 latrines that are in need of repair. Six of these latrines are in a building south of the school, and the other 4 are located on the northern end by their fields.

Water Charity funds will be used to purchase cement, latrine pits, faucets, piping, and PVC piping for the septic tank.

The broken latrines will be removed and the damage to the other latrines will be assessed.

A trench will be dug in order to bring water from the current line to the northern building, an estimated 30-40 meters.

The faucets and piping will then be connected to the building and the new latrines will be cemented in. A flushing kettle will be placed in each of the latrines.

The labor for the plumbing installation and the latrines will be paid for by Water Charity, but the community and students will help remove latrines, and help dig the trench needed to install the water.

An education component will provide information about hygiene and sanitation for the students and staff.

Project Impact
Well: By building the well 900 students will have access to clean drinking water. The school will be able to start the process of a school garden, and can be capable of raising money to reduce student tuitions, pay the teachers, and buy needed supplies.

Latrines: The renovation of the bathrooms will provide 900 students and teacher the ease and access to public toilets. It will give them hygienic conditions, and reduce the number of breaks in the teaching process.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Robert Rivera

The major portion of this project, in the amount of $700, has been funded through the generosity of the Fundación para la Educación y el Desarrollo Transpersonal, of Madrid, Spain. Additional funding has been received from friends and family of Peace Corps Volunteer Robert Rivera.

Please continue to donate for this project by clicking on the Donate button below.

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 31 - Saare Bidji, Community Well

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 31 - Saare Bidji, Community WellThis 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
Saare Bidji, Kolda, Senegal

Community Description
On the outskirts of Kolda sits a small, one runway airport. Behind the airport, down a sandy bush path, which parallels a string of electrical poles, nestled in into a plethora of trees is Saare Bidji. Each plane that flies over Saare Bidji is a wondrous event as the children run to the fields to get a more clear view of the metal horse of the sky. Their gigantic smiles transition to excited screams, “abion, abion”, which is supposed to be avion, the French word for plane.

Saare Bidji is home to about 1,000 people, and many more non-residents flow through during the year to either work in the school or in the fields. Saare Bidji is the capitol of its Rural Community, which is composed of 300 other villages ranging from 50 to 500 people per village. As the capitol, Saare Bidji owns a school, a health post, multiple government offices, and a home belonging to the president of the whole Rural Community.

Project Description
The president of the Rural Community built a well last year that is used by 60 families for all their daily water needs. We will install an Erobon Rope Pump, which will help these families pull more water in less time.

Project Impact
60 families, approximately 480 men, women, and children, will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Marcie Todd and Adrian Martinez

Comments

Dollar Amount of Project
$150.00

Donations Collected to Date
$150.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 - This project has been fully funded through the generosity of Autumn Staats, of Blackwood, NJ, USA.

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

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Hack and Slash Christmas Special 2012 Supports Water Charity Projects

Hack and Slash Christmas Special 2012It’s that time of year again. Hack and Slash Christmas Special is Baltimore’s most popular Christmas comedy event. This year’s show celebrates their 20th anniversary, and promises to be more entertaining than ever. The show is set in the theme of a grand movie premiere, with the live stage show taking the form of a classic holiday movie.

The show will run Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, December 14-16, 2012, at the Chesapeake Arts Center, Baltimore, MD.

The product of John Davis (Hack) and Spencer Humm (Slash), the show features great entertainers providing holiday entertainment for the entire family.

Hack & Slash, in the generosity of the season, have committed to sponsoring four Water Charity Projects:

We are grateful for their continued support, and for their acknowledgement of the Water Charity mission to provide water and sanitation to all those in need all over the world.

Conclusion of 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 30 - Toubacouta, Community Garden Well

Conclusion of 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 7 - Keur AndallahThis project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Garrison Harward. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

Garrison reports:

This is our last Toubacouta area pump, and of course with the finish line in sight things couldn’t possibly just go according to plan. Well, mainly they did, with the exception of two work days being interrupted because of the last rains of the season.

We started preparations for this pump back in September and right before we were about to bring out the cement and start casting the cap, the sky opened up like I’ve never seen before. It was the single biggest rainstorm of the season and as such it pushed our start date off another two weeks.

During our second attempt, it also rained, but this time we waited it out and were able to get the work done! We came back 5 days later for the install, and like clockwork, everything clicked. Lamine made his most beautiful pump yet, Paco and his brothers helped out with the heavy lifting and tea making, and I pretty much just watched.

Conclusion of 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 7 - Keur AndallahMarcie and I are obsolete in this project now. I could have just supplied the funding and come back two weeks later and the result would have been exactly the same. For Lamine and me, this was our last pump together and this result leaves me with absolute confidence that he will continue as a successful pump specialist for years to come.

Pretty soon all the prep was done and it was time to turn the wheel. Somehow this moment is still suspenseful even after all these pumps. Of course, the pump worked beautifully. Immediately everyone was cheering and drinking from the spout and smiling like they had just won the lottery.

Paco thanked us probably about a thousand times and immediately started planning with Lamine to purchase another pump for the other well. With the vegetables they produce using this pump they should soon have enough money to purchase another one completely on their own. This is how development work should be, a small initial investment that increases capacities and needs not be repeated.

Surely there are problems with dependency from international aid. However, we have found with this project that if you search hard enough and get to know the local environment, you can find those people for whom a contribution will be a catalyst for future growth rather than just a one-time gift.

We are done here in Toubacouta but we leave behind a wonderful resource for motivated farmers to allow them to dream and succeed completely on their own. In time they will forget that Peace Corps ever worked on pumps, and that is exactly how it should be.

Pump Output: 40 Liters/ Min

Total Number of People Benefiting: 45 people

Funder: We again express our sincere gratitude to the Fundación para la Educación y el Desarrollo Transpersonal for providing the funding.

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Ponta Baixa Ferro-Cement Tank and Rainwater Catchment Project - Brazil

Ponta Baixa Ferro-Cement Tank and Rainwater Catchment Project - BrazilThis project is to build a rainwater catchment and storage system in Ponta Baixa Village, Itiúba City, Bahia, Brazil.

Itiúba is a town of about 10,000 people in the state of Bahia in the North-East region of Brazil.

Ponta Baixa has 120 families, comprised of 630 inhabitants. It suffers from a lack of an adequate water supply, especially during the dry season.

The project will be implemented by Instituto Diamante Verde (IDV) under the direction of Rosângela Araújo, Vice President. Rosangela previously completed the Gregorio Ferro-Cement Tank and Rainwater Catchment Project – Brazil.

IDV is an active nonprofit in the region, having completed a total of 3 rainwater catchment systems. In addition, they have engaged in a number of environmental, social service, and cultural programs. They also participated in the construction of a school, improvement in the road that gives access to the village, and a new health post.

The project will take place at the Colegio Estadual José Francisco dos Santos. Rainwater will be collected from the school roof, by way of a system of gutters, transported by PVC pipe, and stored in a new ferro-cement tank with a capacity of 40,000 liters. The design also allows for the tank be filled from water trucks when necessary.

A master builder, with experience in this tank technology, will supervise the construction. The residents of the community will provide the labor.

The area for the tank will be cleared, and an iron structure erected. Pre-molded concrete blocks will be fabricated, fitted, and cemented in place. Additional layers of cement will seal and finish the tank. The tank will take about ten days to complete.

Water Charity funds will be used to purchase the materials, including cement, sand, rebar, sealant, pipe, fittings and fixtures, wire, zinc sheeting, and wood. The money will also be used to pay for the skilled labor.

The remainder of the funds will be contributed by IDV, which has already raised about $1,000 for the project.

The water will be used for drinking and cooking at the school. For safety, it will be treated with sodium hypochlorite, provided by the municipality

The project will benefit all of the families of Ponta Baixa, most directly those that have children at the school and those that live in the houses nearby.

To see additional pictures and information about the project, CLICK HERE.

This project has been fully funded through the generosity of the Paul Bechtner Foundation.

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



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