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Safe Water for Olga’s Family

By 16 June, 2022December 23rd, 2022No Comments

Date: January 2022

Location: Paraje “Quemado Chico”, Tres Isletas, Province of Chaco.

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

Solution: Building a cistern that accumulates up to 16,000 liters of rainwater to supply Olga’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 January 4, 2022 providing access to safe water for 1 families. Now 5 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.

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.