Date: October 2022
Location: Paraje “Cabañaró”, Tres Isletas, Province of Chaco.
Issue: On this occasion, the family selected to provide access to safe water was Gabriela Carmelo’s family. This house is composed of twelve members, seven of whom are minors. The nearest water source is a well, which is located 600 meters walking distance from the house, across a field. With so many people living in the same house, they have to make many trips to get the necessary amount of water.
Solution: Building a cistern that accumulates up to 16,000 liters of rainwater to supply Gabriela’s family. This model has the advantages of ensuring access to water for human consumption and promoting local labor. It is a work that takes a week of hard work. To begin with, the family must dig the well where the cistern will be built following the indications of the professionals. Then, contracted professionals will follow with the help of at least one family member.
Current situation: The cistern was completed on October 13, 2022 providing access to safe water for 1 family. Now 12 people do not have to walk to get water.
We believe that this action is the beginning of a better quality of life.
We will visit them to tell us about the transformation that having access to water just a few meters from their home has given them.