Agua Para la Vida (APLV), local residents and the municipal government have raised nearly 90% of the funds needed to build a low cost, highly effective system that will meet the water and sanitation needs of the Jucuapa Occidental community. Sadly, as a result of the current political crisis, APLV lost funding that would have enabled them to break ground on this critical project.
This spring, in spite of the political and environmental challenges confronting the country, APLV is moving forward with two new projects.
In El Guaybo Coperna 168 people will have access clean drinking water and hygienic sanitation for the first time. Right now, in order to get water, residents face long walks to small rivers that are far too often contaminated. They are also relying on dangerously deteriorating latrines which contribute to landslides and drowning deaths.
Over a period of seven months, APLV will work hand in hand with the local community to build a gravity based water system that will provide clean water to 32 houses, 4 churches and a primary school. They will also build 30 double ventilated improved pit latrines. The total cost of this life saving system is $122,360 USD. All but $4,048 of the required funds had been secured when APLV reached out to Pennywise. We were thrilled to be able to help the project over that final hurdle.
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