LOCATION:Puerto Almendra, Atahualpa Lote 1, Peru
GPS:Latitude -3.8414° Longitude -73.3828°
TYPE OF WATER SOURCE:SMALL DOMESTIC WELL AND PUBLIC WATER WELLS
Community and People
The Amazon region faces the issue of unsanitary living conditions. Although water is abundant, it is untreated and unsafe for consumption and hygiene use. As a result, water-related illnesses, some of which can be life-threatening, are common.
75% of the Amazon people live in poverty and more than half live in extreme poverty. The homes of both the urban and rural poor alike usually lack electricity or running water.
Peruvians in the cities and Amazon commonly drink from the river, bathe in the river, eat from the river and put their waste back in the river. As a result, children are routinely aicted with parasites, dysentery, tooth decay and dengue fever. Soda is actually cheaper for them to purchase than clean water. The well you provided is crucial in providing a sustainable source of clean water moving forward. This will bring so much hope to so many in what feels like a hopeless situation.
For each well installed a dedication ceremony was held to share the appreciation and excitement with everyone. Your generosity has provided hope and fulfilled practical need for thousands in this region of Peru and will for years to come!
3 Million People Lack Access To Clean Water
5 Million people are without improved sanitation
Human Development Rank: 77 out of 187
With a population of 10 million, the world’s second-largest desert city receives a only 0.3 inches of rain each year, and relies on three rivers to provide drinking water to residents.
Until recently, most children in the villages along the Amazon and Napo Rivers consumed water directly from rivers, streams and ponds, and many still do. This water contains many parasites and bacteria that cause them to be become ill and malnourished.
Generosity™ Fund is helping to overcome these challenges. Projects sponsored in Peru are a significant part of the long-term rehabilitation of this beautiful nation.
Host Family: Manuel Ruiz Moreno & Raquel Guerra Gonzales with 2 Children