Village of Kalampatzom, Guatemala Water Supply Project –
The first stage of the Kalampatzom water system project was finished during 2008 and consisted of capturing a natural hillside spring with a concrete protection enclosure, building a 3.5 km pipe line to two distribution tanks of 5 cubic meter (5,000 liters) each.
Village of El Mirador, Guatemala Water Supply Project –
In 2008 Global Water supported a water supply project for the village of El Mirador. This project included the creation of an elaborate spring protection/catchment system to collect small natural springs for use by a rural community.
Healthy Schools Program –
In 2008 Global Water continued our ongoing support of the program in Guatemala in conjunction with the Appropriate Technology Program in the Peace Corps. The Healthy Schools Program is a collaborative effort with its goal of developing safe water supplies, latrines, and hygiene facilities, as well as related educational information for rural schools throughout Guatemala. The program involves four organizations – the Peace Corps (providing a volunteer for day to day oversight), Aqua Para La Salud (Guatemalan NGO that provides technical expertise), Global Water (providing primary funding and equipment support), and the Guatemalan Department of Education (providing official recognition of a “Healthy School”).
Here’s a list of some of the Healthy Schools projects funded during 2008 -
Xesajcap I – School hand washing station and latrines
Xesajcap II – School hand washing station and latrines
Parajabey – School hand washing station
Xepanil – School hand washing station
Chuacacay – School hand washing station
Xeabaj – School hand washing station
Chuapural II – School hand washing station
Choantonio – School hand washing station
Village of Cotzol, Guatemala Water Supply Project –
Global Water provided funding for a water supply project for the rural village of Cotzol, Guatemala to service about 500 people living in the village. The water supply system consisted of two spring catchment boxes connecting through piping down the hillside towards the village to a distribution tank of 5m3 (1,300 gallons) built at the village of Cotzol.
Village of San Cayetano, Nicaragua Water Supply Project –
Global Water provided funding for a water supply project for the rural village of San Cayetano, Nicaragua. This project consisted of building a new spring catchment system to replace an old spring system that had failed.
Village of Balsamo, Nicaragua Water Supply Project –
Global Water provided funding for a water supply project for the rural village of Balsamo, Nicaragua. This rural village has 30 houses and 32 families (approximately 160 people) living in the area. This is another old spring catchment system that had failed and needed replacement.
Village of La Flor, Nicaragua Water Supply Project –
Global Water provided funding for a water supply project for the rural village of La Flor, Nicaragua. There was an existing centralized unprotected hand-dug well that is used by villagers in the vicinity of the well. The well was dug deeper, sealed and a rope pump installed.
Village of La Pita, Nicaragua Water Supply Project –
Global Water provided funding for a water supply project for the village of La Pita. The objective of this project was to construct a new gravity-fed water supply system to provide sufficient and safe water for community household uses.
Water Supply Project for Three Villages on the Island of Flores, Indonesia –
The approximate 1,000 inhabitants of the island of Flores, Indonesia must trek many hundreds of feet down dangerous crevices to access natural springs that exist on the island of Flores. Global Water funded a local NGO to build two solar-powered water distribution systems that now pumps water from its current location below the villages of Watu, Maghilewa, and Jere (on the island of Flores) to water storage tanks to be located at each village.
Water Supply Project for the Community of Maweni, Tanzania –
The only water available to the 4,000 residence of the arid community of Maweni is two streams that are highly polluted. There is one stand pipe that turns on every 2 weeks for 30 minutes to service everyone. Global Water partially funded an NGO to build an 80,000 liter rain catchment system at the village primary school for use by the school and community.
Water Supply Project for Communities along the Peruvian Amazon –
Global Water provided funding for students from Florida International University in a project called Project Amazonas to introduce clean water for rural villagers. Specifically, slow-sand filtration water purification systems, combined with rainwater collection were built to provide clean water for individual houses, as well as for schools and clinics, in remote areas along the Peruvian Amazon.