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Safe water for Graciela’s Family

By 3 June, 2022December 23rd, 2022No Comments

Issue: On this occasion, the family selected to provide access to safe water was that of Graciela Orue. This household is composed of 6 members, 2 of whom are minors. The nearest water source is a well, which is located one kilometer walking distance from the house.

Solution: Build a cistern that accumulates up to 16,000 liters of rainwater to supply Maria’s family and 3 other families, for a total of 21 people. 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 February 9, 2022, providing access to safe water for 4 families. Now 21 people do not have to walk to fetch water unfit for human consumption.
We believe that this action is the beginning of a better quality of life.

Update: In May 2022 we returned to the Paraje to visit the families. We were amazed at the care this family took of the cistern. They installed a fence around it to prevent the animals from climbing on it, and installed a motorized pump. They told us how this action changed their lives. Now they use water for everything. Watering their vegetable garden, feeding the animals, cooking, drinking, washing, etc.