Drinking water projects in progress
To see the photo album of each project, just click on the project name.
– Waripercca, in Vinchos district, Huamanga province, in the Andes. This village is located in the Cachi River watershed. This project will be carried out in 2 phases, drinking water and sanitation (ecological dry toilets) in partnership with the SIE (International Water Secretariat) of Montreal and SER (Servicios Educativos Rurales) of Peru (Newsletter Fall 2016). Phase 1, access to drinking water, will be completed soon. Two captures have been built and the distribution network is installed. In a few weeks, the water will arrive in each house. The sanitation is planned during the year 2017/2018. Sixty-nine ecological dry toilets will be built to improve the health and living conditions of the population.
– Iribamba, district of Luricocha, province of Huanta, Ayacucho: installation of a drinking water supply system for this rural community of 390 inhabitants. Currently, people consume water from the only available irrigation canal. This water is very contaminated because this channel collects wastewater from the city of Huanta and a slaughterhouse nearby. The health consequences are disastrous. For this project, water will be collected 4 km from the village and conveyed by gravity. A tank will be built with a water chlorination system. The water will arrive in each house, which will have its own concrete sink.
– Antallaqta, Paras district, Cangallo province, Ayacucho. This village includes 2 sectors separated by a ravine. Sixty-three families live there from farming and raising cattle and small animals. These peasants forgotten by their different governments consume water from an irrigation canal. A drinking water supply system will be built in each sector: catchment, water pipe, reservoir, distribution network and cement basins for each family.
– Huancapuquio, rural community in Vilcas Huamán province: to provide more drinking water to this growing community. Water will be collected from a source at the bottom of the village and pumped by solar energy to the existing reservoir. We recall that we had installed a drinking water system in 2014 but that the flow of water had decreased rapidly. Two operators will be trained to properly maintain the system.
– Rurunmarca, Saurama district, Vilcas Huamán province. The sprinkler irrigation project will be carried out during the year. This village is 3500 m above sea level and about 3 hours 30 drive from Ayacucho. This project will reach 72 peasant families who practice survival agriculture and small animal husbandry. Currently, agricultural production is limited to the short rainy season. The project involves the construction of a water intake, a reservoir and the installation of a distribution network. Farmers will also receive training for optimal use of the 22.5 hectare irrigation system. The objective of this project is to promote the economic development of the region by improving agricultural production and raising the standard of living of the population.
– Lagarto Millar, Raymundi district, Atalaya province. This village is located on the right bank of the Ucayali River about 50 minutes walk from the shore. About thirty families live from fishing, agriculture, hunting and cocoa farming. Despite 3 projects carried out by the municipality, the community still does not have access to drinking water. Two sources will be collected at the bottom of the village, a cistern will be built, impulse piping will be installed to a high reservoir from which water will be distributed by gravity to houses and community premises. The pumping of the water will be done by solar energy. Each family will have a concrete sink. The health status of the population will be improved and the lives of Aboriginal women will be facilitated by the arrival of water in the homes (Mission report 2017).
– Santa Clotilde, district of Napo, province of Maynas, Loreto, in the middle of the Amazonian jungle. This village is located on the banks of the Napo River, which empties into the Amazon. The first step of the project is to install a water purification system in the hospital of forty beds and its outbuildings. Indeed, the lack of drinking water complicates the work of the nursing staff. This hospital was founded by 2 priests who are also doctors to meet the needs of the indigenous population of the region. Water Mission of Iquitos will carry out this project which we will finance at 75% (Newsletter Spring 2017).
– Family Gardens, Vilcashuamán : Agronomist Sylvestre Quispe leads these projects which consist in the installation of a sprinkler irrigation system. This type of project is unique in the region. To date, Sylvestre has installed this system in the villages of San José de Tia and Parcco (Newsletter Fall 2015 and Mission report 2015, August 13). He is currently working in the village of Pujas. The enthusiasm of the peasants is palpable because this project provides them with food security and the sale of surplus harvests generates income for these families. Several training sessions are given to the communities so that they acquire the autonomy necessary for the good management of these gardens. (Newsletter Fall 2016).
– Reforestation: During the 2017-2018 year, we will continue the tree planting program in the source sector of the various drinking water projects.