Drinking water projects in progress

Map of Peru
Projects around Lima
Projects at Ayacucho
Projects in the Amazon

To see the photo album of each project, just click on the name of the project.

Antapite, in the district of Concepción, province of Vilcas Huaman, in the department of Ayacucho, in the Andes. This village is located at an altitude of 3600m (Mission to Peru 2018). This rural community has 51 families and lives from small farming and raising cows, chickens and guinea pigs. Currently, only part of the village receives a little water thanks to a drinking water system built more than 20 years ago and quickly fell into disuse. In this village, we are going to install two systems of drinkable water by gravity and each family will have a concrete sink from where the water will come.

Centro Shinipo, Raymundi district, Atalaya province, Amazonia. This village is located on the Ucayali River about 3 hours by boat from Atalaya. About thirty families live from fishing, agriculture, hunting and cocoa farming. This community still does not have access to clean water. People consume water from the river which causes them serious health problems. A gravity drinking water supply system will be installed. The water will arrive in each house and in the 4 public premises.

Rio Seco, district of Supe, province of Barranca 200 km from Lima (Spring 2018 Newsletter). Following the floods in March 2017, the village and the existing water system were destroyed. The population decided to relocate the village. So we are going to install a system of drinkable water in this community of 400 people and in the 5 public spaces (Mission to Peru 2018). In January 2018, with the Municipality, we installed a water pipe 3 km long that carries water from a nearby village to the entrance of this new village. The population therefore has a reliable water point. The project involves capturing another source, building a reservoir, installing the distribution network and the home connections. Finally, a cement sink will be built for each family.

Shirintiari, District de Rio Tambo, province of Satipo, Amazonia. This Aboriginal community is home to 600 people who live from fishing, hunting, agriculture and cocoa, among others. The project we installed in 2006 works very well. However, the population of this village continues to grow. We will expand the distribution network, install a solar energy pump and build a sink for each family. Thus, the whole community will have access to drinkable water.

Santo Domingo, District of Supe, province of Barranca about 4 hours drive from Lima. This village has 531 inhabitants living from a small agriculture and livestock. The floods in March 2017 completely devastated the village and crops and washed away the main water pipe system we had installed in 2005. The population decided to relocate the village to higher ground near the mountain. . At the end of 2017 and early 2018, with the help of agencies, donors and the local Municipality, we carried out emergency repairs to restore the distribution network in one part of the village. A tanker was distributing water to other villagers. A reservoir was built and installed at the entrance of the new village to bring water. The planned project this year is to build a reservoir and install a distribution network in the relocated village. People are ready to work on the project that will give access to drinking water to all families in this village (Spring 2017 Newsletter).

Angasmayo – Mitapasamana, rural communities in Vilcas Huamán province: providing more drinking water to these growing communities.

Canuja, Raymundi district, Atalaya province, in the middle of the Amazon jungle. Currently, the aboriginal population consumes water from the river which causes serious health problems. The proposed drinking water envisioned will be by gravity as there are hills and springs (Mission to Peru 2018). As in all projects, the public will provide the local artwork to dig trenches, transport materials and clean the ground. This achievement will improve the lives of 300 people in this village.

Santo Domingo, District of Supe, province of Barranca about 4 hours drive from Lima. This village has 531 inhabitants living from a small agriculture and livestock. The floods in March 2017 completely devastated the village and crops and washed away the main water pipe system we had installed in 2005. The population decided to relocate the village to higher ground near the mountain. . At the end of 2017 and early 2018, with the help of agencies, donors and the local Municipality, we carried out emergency repairs to restore the distribution network in one part of the village. A tanker was distributing water to other villagers. A reservoir was built and installed at the entrance of the new village to bring water. The planned project this year is to build a reservoir and install a distribution network in the relocated village. People are ready to work on the project that will give access to drinking water to all families in this village (Spring 2017 Newsletter).

Yanashi, Loreto department (Rio Amazonas) in the middle of the jungle. The drinking water project was inaugurated in February 2017 and is working very well. The Ursuline Nuns asked us to make an addition to this system. So we are going to install a 2-km-long pipeline from the existing water reservoir to the college in order to have running water (Spring 2017 Newsletter).

Family Gardens, province of Vilcashuamán, in the villages of San José de Tia, Parcco, Pujas and Rurunmarca. Over the last 5 years, we have funded sprinkler irrigation projects in these villages. Sylvestre agronomist Quispe recommended further training for the population in order to maximize the use of installed irrigation systems. Different themes will be discussed. A drip pilot project will be installed in Pujas (Spring Newsletter 2018).

– Reforestation: during the year 2018-2019, we will continue the tree planting program in the source sector of the various drinking water projects

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