The mission of Water Charity is to implement immediate, efficient, and practical projects around the world to provide safe water and effective sanitation to those in need.


Hack and Slash Christmas Special 2012 Supports Water Charity Projects

Hack and Slash Christmas Special 2012It’s that time of year again. Hack and Slash Christmas Special is Baltimore’s most popular Christmas comedy event. This year’s show celebrates their 20th anniversary, and promises to be more entertaining than ever. The show is set in the theme of a grand movie premiere, with the live stage show taking the form of a classic holiday movie.

The show will run Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, December 14-16, 2012, at the Chesapeake Arts Center, Baltimore, MD.

The product of John Davis (Hack) and Spencer Humm (Slash), the show features great entertainers providing holiday entertainment for the entire family.

Hack & Slash, in the generosity of the season, have committed to sponsoring four Water Charity Projects:

We are grateful for their continued support, and for their acknowledgement of the Water Charity mission to provide water and sanitation to all those in need all over the world.

Conclusion of 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 30 - Toubacouta, Community Garden Well

Conclusion of 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 7 - Keur AndallahThis project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Garrison Harward. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

Garrison reports:

This is our last Toubacouta area pump, and of course with the finish line in sight things couldn’t possibly just go according to plan. Well, mainly they did, with the exception of two work days being interrupted because of the last rains of the season.

We started preparations for this pump back in September and right before we were about to bring out the cement and start casting the cap, the sky opened up like I’ve never seen before. It was the single biggest rainstorm of the season and as such it pushed our start date off another two weeks.

During our second attempt, it also rained, but this time we waited it out and were able to get the work done! We came back 5 days later for the install, and like clockwork, everything clicked. Lamine made his most beautiful pump yet, Paco and his brothers helped out with the heavy lifting and tea making, and I pretty much just watched.

Conclusion of 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 7 - Keur AndallahMarcie and I are obsolete in this project now. I could have just supplied the funding and come back two weeks later and the result would have been exactly the same. For Lamine and me, this was our last pump together and this result leaves me with absolute confidence that he will continue as a successful pump specialist for years to come.

Pretty soon all the prep was done and it was time to turn the wheel. Somehow this moment is still suspenseful even after all these pumps. Of course, the pump worked beautifully. Immediately everyone was cheering and drinking from the spout and smiling like they had just won the lottery.

Paco thanked us probably about a thousand times and immediately started planning with Lamine to purchase another pump for the other well. With the vegetables they produce using this pump they should soon have enough money to purchase another one completely on their own. This is how development work should be, a small initial investment that increases capacities and needs not be repeated.

Surely there are problems with dependency from international aid. However, we have found with this project that if you search hard enough and get to know the local environment, you can find those people for whom a contribution will be a catalyst for future growth rather than just a one-time gift.

We are done here in Toubacouta but we leave behind a wonderful resource for motivated farmers to allow them to dream and succeed completely on their own. In time they will forget that Peace Corps ever worked on pumps, and that is exactly how it should be.

Pump Output: 40 Liters/ Min

Total Number of People Benefiting: 45 people

Funder: We again express our sincere gratitude to the Fundación para la Educación y el Desarrollo Transpersonal for providing the funding.

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Ponta Baixa Ferro-Cement Tank and Rainwater Catchment Project - Brazil

Ponta Baixa Ferro-Cement Tank and Rainwater Catchment Project - BrazilThis project is to build a rainwater catchment and storage system in Ponta Baixa Village, Itiúba City, Bahia, Brazil.

Itiúba is a town of about 10,000 people in the state of Bahia in the North-East region of Brazil.

Ponta Baixa has 120 families, comprised of 630 inhabitants. It suffers from a lack of an adequate water supply, especially during the dry season.

The project will be implemented by Instituto Diamante Verde (IDV) under the direction of Rosângela Araújo, Vice President. Rosangela previously completed the Gregorio Ferro-Cement Tank and Rainwater Catchment Project – Brazil.

IDV is an active nonprofit in the region, having completed a total of 3 rainwater catchment systems. In addition, they have engaged in a number of environmental, social service, and cultural programs. They also participated in the construction of a school, improvement in the road that gives access to the village, and a new health post.

The project will take place at the Colegio Estadual José Francisco dos Santos. Rainwater will be collected from the school roof, by way of a system of gutters, transported by PVC pipe, and stored in a new ferro-cement tank with a capacity of 40,000 liters. The design also allows for the tank be filled from water trucks when necessary.

A master builder, with experience in this tank technology, will supervise the construction. The residents of the community will provide the labor.

The area for the tank will be cleared, and an iron structure erected. Pre-molded concrete blocks will be fabricated, fitted, and cemented in place. Additional layers of cement will seal and finish the tank. The tank will take about ten days to complete.

Water Charity funds will be used to purchase the materials, including cement, sand, rebar, sealant, pipe, fittings and fixtures, wire, zinc sheeting, and wood. The money will also be used to pay for the skilled labor.

The remainder of the funds will be contributed by IDV, which has already raised about $1,000 for the project.

The water will be used for drinking and cooking at the school. For safety, it will be treated with sodium hypochlorite, provided by the municipality

The project will benefit all of the families of Ponta Baixa, most directly those that have children at the school and those that live in the houses nearby.

To see additional pictures and information about the project, CLICK HERE.

This project has been fully funded through the generosity of the Paul Bechtner Foundation.

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 30 - Toubacouta, Community Garden Well

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 30 - Toubacouta, Community Garden WellThis project is part of our 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks Program, being implemented by Peace Corps Volunteers Marcie Todd and Garrison Harward. To read about the program and follow its progress, CLICK HERE.

Location
Toubacouta, Fatick, Senegal

Community Description
Toubacouta is a beautiful Mandinkan village located right on the Sin Saloum Delta. People here are mainly farmers and fishermen, but due to the beauty of the area there is also a substantial tourist industry, with several large hotels providing employment for a large number of local residents.

This influx of tourists and money has its downside however, mainly in that more and more people are turning to commercial work, or work in larger cities, rather than subsistence farming. This is usually beneficial, but less so when the economy slumps and tourism wanes.

Many people are thus left caught between two worlds. They see the possibility of, and want, a modern western life but are left without the means to attain it, and end up turning somewhat reluctantly to agriculture to survive. This reluctance often results in mediocre yields and little forward progress.

Project Description
That being said, this is not the case today. These problems are real, but as often as they arise, there are individuals who rise to the occasion with real enthusiasm and ambition. Meet Paco Diadhiou. He and his family live in Toubacouta, and recently took out a substantial loan and signed a contract to produce mangoes and papayas for export to Europe. This entire family has been farming for generations and they see it not as a fall back, but as their road to prosperity. They are incredibly hardworking and ambitious and are always eager to try new technologies or techniques.

We plan to install a pump on one of their two wells, in order to help them increase their vegetable production in the garden. This will provide them with a steady stream of cash and food while they wait for the trees to start producing.

Project Impact
15 direct family members will benefit from the pump, as well as 30 other local women who work small individual plots in the garden.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Garrison Harward

Comments
The increased productivity afforded by the pump will serve to highlight the technology, and act as a model for others to emulate. With each successful installation, the technicians refine the technique and gain in experience.

Dollar Amount of Project
$150.00

Donations Collected to Date
$150.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 - This project has been fully funded through the generosity of the Fundación para la Educación y el Desarrollo Transpersonal, of Madrid, Spain.

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.

Escuela Mentor de la Excelencia Ruben Dario Water System Project - Nicaragua

Escuela Mentor de la Excelencia Ruben Dario Water System Project - NicaraguaPueblo Nuevo is the municipal capital of the municipality Pueblo Nuevo, located in the northern department of Estelí, Nicaragua, and directly borders the department of Madriz, Nicaragua. The entire municipality consists of around 23,000 individuals.

The municipality contains fifty seven schools, 9 health centers (8 of which are smaller posts located in rural communities), a police station, a mayor’s office and an NGO that works to promote children’s health.

Most of Pueblo Nuevo’s inhabitants are involved in agriculture as a livelihood. The main crops grown are coffee, tomatoes, corn, beans, sorghum and tobacco.

The urban center is located 13 KM from the Pan-American Highway. It consists of approximately 3,000 inhabitants and is surrounded by 50 rural communities.

Escuela Mentor de la Excelencia Ruben Dario is a primary school that is located in Pueblo Nuevo’s urban center. The school teaches grades 1-6, with 339 students in attendance.

Currently, the school has potable running water which can be accessed through various fountains on the campus. However, because of damaged piping there is constant leakage of water on the school grounds. This not only saturates the school property with unnecessary pools of standing water, but has led to water encroachment onto the nearby neighborhood of Guillermo Ramirez.

Escuela Mentor de la Excelencia Ruben Dario Water System Project - NicaraguaThe presence of standing water at the school, coupled with a six month long rainy season, has led to a situation that allows the rapid breeding of the A. Aegypti mosquito, which is the mosquito responsible for the transmittal of Dengue virus through daytime bites. This will often result in an infectious tropical illness in humans known as Dengue fever that manifests clinically with headache, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash that is similar to measles.

In a small proportion of cases the disease develops into the life-threatening Dengue hemorrhagic fever, resulting in bleeding, a low blood platelet level and blood plasma leakage, or into Dengue shock syndrome, where dangerously low blood pressure occurs. As Dengue fever is viral, there is currently no cure, and only supportive measures can be taken for treatment.

In 2012, Pueblo Nuevo’s health center reported an increased number of Dengue fever cases from 2011. This has led to increased surveillance, in the hope of eliminating the potential for A. Aegypti breeding in the municipality through the implementation of sanitation campaigns.

This project will repair the current piping system using pipes that are made of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) technology. In addition, the current water fountains will be replaced with newer and improved models.

The project is being carried out under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Talia Langman.

The work will be done in collaboration with hired skilled laborers, the Nicaraguan Ministry of Education (MINED) and community volunteers such as parents of the school children. Additionally, the Nicaraguan Water and Sewerage Enterprise (ENACAL) will contribute to the project through the donation of ½” PVC piping.

Water Charity funds will be used to purchase materials, including the pipe, fittings, and fixtures, as well as small washing stations. In addition project funds will pay for some of the skilled labor.

753 people will directly benefit from the project, including 339 school children and 414 inhabitants of the Guillermo Ramirez neighborhood.

$0.00 - This project has been fully funded through the generosity of the Paul Bechtner Foundation.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Talia of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Talia and/or those of other PCVs in the country of service.

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This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.

Conclusion of 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 29 – Sippo, Community Garden Well

Conclusion of 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 29 – Sippo, Community Garden WellThis project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Garrison Harward. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

Garrison reports:

This was by far the most fun I have had installing a rope pump. Firstly, taking a boat through the mangroves to get to the site just sets everything up to feel like an adventure. The villagers were enthusiastic and welcoming, the weather was beautiful and everything went just about as perfectly as it could possibly go.

We started the process like usual with the well cap. We were initially really worried because the sunny morning quickly turned into massive thunderstorms and our cement got caught in the rain. Luckily the clouds parted and we were able to just mix it up really quickly before it set.

Conclusion of 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 29 – Sippo, Community Garden WellWe came back a week later for the install, and apart from some logistical problems with catching our boat (we were at the wrong dock), everything went off without a hitch. Lamine, the Toubacouta producer, took charge of everything. He organized the village, mounted the pump, glued the pipe, and threaded the rope. We mostly just sat around taking pictures. This might sound like laziness but in reality we just weren’t needed, and that’s exactly how it should be. Lamine has become a fantastic producer and an expert on this system. He knows it inside and out, can troubleshoot just about any problem, and keeps making improvements to the design with every pump.

Less than an hour after we started the install, we were done, and as you can see, this pump is one of our most efficient ever.

The village thanked us in the usual fashion, handshakes, invitations for lunch and tea, and of course a promise to come and visit each other in the future. As we were leaving, Lamine said we needed to make one stop at another person’s house. It turns out that he had sold a pump to an individual household on the island and it was having some problems. He quickly made a few adjustments and then it was working great once again. This little tune up was free of charge. That’s just the kind of guy Lamine is. He’s also the kind of guy who wears a Winnie the Pooh hat.

Pump Output: 43 Liters/ Min

Total Number of People Benefiting: All 35 women who work in the garden along with their families will benefit from increased watering capacities.

Funder: Ricky Olson.

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Conclusion of Fruit Tree Reforestation – Dominican Republic

Conclusion of Fruit Tree Reforestation – Dominican RepublicThis project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer B. Saver. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

This project was to create a fruit tree nursery to facilitate the growing of reforestation trees. The trees were to be planted in the mountains and at the source of water to protect the water supply for the participating communities.

PCV Saver reports:

The goals and objectives of this project were to create a locally run fruit tree nursery that would be maintained by a group of community members. These members would control all aspects of maintaining of the nursery as well as the management of the affairs of the nursery up to the selling of the trees to other community members.

The members of this group cleared the land, put up the fence, found the seeds, filled bags with dirt in which they planted the seeds, watered all of the trees, checked for pests, and told other community when the different types of trees were ready for sell.

The project built capacity by training 7 workers in the skills necessary to start and run a fruit tree nursery as well as raising awareness among the community of the benefits of planting fruit trees in their houses and farms. The workers learned skills such as how to germinate and successful plant different types of trees, how to care for seedlings, how to perform different grafting techniques, and how to work as a group to begin a small business.

The community members will be able to use their learned skill of grafting to continue to graft the trees in the nursery as they come of age and will have the ability to continue to germinate and plant seeds in the nursery. The group will be able to cover recurring costs by putting a percentage of the profits they receive from selling the trees into a fund for the nursery.

The project achieves its ultimate objectives over time, when the seedlings are planted and serve the various functions of protecting the water source and improving land use by preventing erosion, and increasing availability of healthful produce in the marketplace.

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 29 - Sippo, Community Garden Well

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 29 - Sippo, Community Garden Well This project is part of our 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks Program, being implemented by Peace Corps Volunteers Marcie Todd and Garrison Harward. To read about the program and follow its progress, CLICK HERE.

Location
Sippo, Fatick, Senegal

Community Description
As you can probably tell by the pictures the village of Sippo is an Island village. It is located about 15 k into the delta off the coast of Toubacouta. The main source of income for the villagers comes from fishing and oyster collection, but they also participate in some small-scale farming and gardening activities. Culturally this is one of the most diverse villages we’ve ever worked in. They have Wolof, Serere, Mandinkan, and Pulaar families all living together in this remote community.

The village is a beautiful oasis surrounded by mangroves and forest located just outside of the Bamboung wildlife reserve. The village contributes to the preservation of the area and helps to run an eco-lodge called Keur Bamboung. If you’re ever in the area check it out. It is one of the true gems of Senegal.

Project Description
Living on an Island is beautiful but it presents certain problems. Everything not directly pulled from the ocean is scarce here. That includes building supplies, medicines, staple foods like rice and millet, and also fruits and vegetables.

There is one women’s garden on the island which provides some food for the village, but production is not very efficient and with only one well, it is difficult to pull enough water for all the women who work there to water their individual plots.

We will be installing a rope pump on this well in order to increase their watering capacities so that they can produce more vegetables, leading to better self-sufficiency on the island.

Project Impact
All 35 women who work in the garden, along with their families, will benefit from increased watering capacities.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Garrison Harward

Comments
This is an important project which will have a significant impact on the health and wellbeing of the people on the island.

Dollar Amount of Project
$150.00

Donations Collected to Date
$150.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 - This project has been fully funded through the generosity of the Ricky Olson, of Deer Park, WI, USA.

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This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.

Brikama Lefaya Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Improvement Project – The Gambia

Brikama Lefaya Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Improvement Project – The GambiaThis is a project to be included under the Central River Region Handpump and WASH Improvement Program - The Gambia. Under the direction of Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Jeremy Mak, in addition to the repair of non-working pumps and the installation of new pumps, a series of small WASH projects will be undertaken to improve general water distribution, storage, drainage, sanitation, and hygiene in the region.

Location
Brikama Lefaya, Dankunku District, Central River Region-South Bank, The Gambia

Community Description
Brikama Lefaya is a small ethnic Fula community home to 39 villagers from 3 households. Villagers depend on traditional coos and groundnut (peanut) farming and cattle-rearing for their subsistence livelihoods. However, the area is extremely poor, with malnutrition highly prevalent and sickness common. Because of the tiny size of the village, it has often been overlooked by government and outside agencies for development projects. As such, the village is largely marginalized and under-served, even by Gambian standards.

Of the village children, more than half of them exhibit symptoms of kwashiorkor from protein deficiency, and skin infections from poor personal hygiene practices are common. Overall food security is highly unstable, as crop harvests depend on unpredictable rain. In addition, while village women traditionally tended to riverside rice fields during the rainy season, they have abandoned their plots a few years ago due to saltwater intrusion.

Brikama Lefaya Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Improvement Project – The GambiaIn response to these growing malnutrition challenges, the village is slowly but surely starting to diversify its food sources. Jaye Jallow, one of the villagers, has worked with Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Jeremy Mak since early 2011 to establish a wood lot, plant a supply of nutritious moringa and pigeon pea trees, start a fruit tree nursery, and inter-crop numerous cashew trees for future income generation and enhanced food security.

In April 2012, the village also started a small women's garden to supplement their diets. The replacement of an old Mark II handpump with a new Dutch Bluepump from a Water Charity project earlier this year help increased Lefaya's water security and the community's ability to support its gardens and tree nursery. However, Lefaya still has a long way to go in strengthening their livelihoods and securing options for a better future.

Project Description
This project seeks improve irrigation, water storage, and drainage in Brikama Lefaya village.

Firstly, with no access to running water, collecting water is an everyday, persistent burden for villagers who depend solely on a manual handpump for their domestic and gardening water needs. Specifically, this burden rests mostly on the shoulders of women and girls, those traditionally responsible for fetching water.

Distributing water to vegetable plots and tree saplings is another difficulty. The construction of a cement and plastic pipe water distribution system will cut down the time that villagers toil watering the community's two gardens. Both are used to grow vegetables like tomato, onion, cabbage, pepper, pumpkin, roselle, eggplant, moringa, and pigeon pea, among other crops for village consumption. One of the gardens also includes an extensive tree nursery of gmelina, mahogany, mango, tamarind, orange, and papaya.

Brikama Lefaya Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Improvement Project – The GambiaThis project will construct a network of concrete reservoirs: one will receive water from the handpump and distribute it through pipes to two outlying reservoirs, one in each garden. This will significantly reduce the wait time and hardship of pumping and carrying water to each garden, giving women and girls more time to spend on other tasks. Moreover, creating a better watering system will increase the chances of higher and quicker yields, producing more food for consumption and better household nutrition.

Secondly, this project seeks to improve water storage for animal husbandry. Currently, one trough collects water from an aqueduct fed by the handpump. The trough is filled by some of the village boys every afternoon to water the cows the community tends as they return from their grazing areas by the river. At this point in the river, the water is saline, so the cows cannot drink from it.

The cows are watered only once a day from this handpump and trough. However, the trough can only hold a certain amount of water. When the thirsty cows come, they quickly empty the filled trough. The boys usually fill the trough once before women beginning watering their beds--Cow watering time is the same time that women and girls water the gardens.

When the trough is emptied, the boys need to pump to refill it a second time for the cows. As cattle are the property of men, watering the cows is seen as a priority over the women's need to water the gardens, which they own. So, the women must wait when the boys need to pump again, and then wait for each individual woman to fill her pails and pans for water—a hugely inefficient use of time.

Brikama Lefaya Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Improvement Project – The GambiaThis project will double the holding capacity of the trough by building a concrete extension so the women won't have to compete with cows for water.

Thirdly, this project aims to build 3-5 concrete showering platforms. The adults bathe themselves in reed-screened areas behind mud houses. But these areas have no flooring, so the used water pools, creating an unsafe environment for algae and bacteria. Creating concrete floors with re-bar supports and soak-away drains will give villagers more comfortable and hygienic places to shower.

Should any funds be left over, we will also construct a privacy wall for children to shower closer to the well. Children usually bathe themselves next to the well, but since there is no privacy wall, they feel exposed to passerby on the road. As a result, they shower quickly and improperly, contributing to common skin diseases. Giving children a proper bathing area will give them more dignity and allow them to better clean themselves.

Project Impact
39 people in Brikama Lefaya Village will directly benefit from the project. The site will serve as a model for more than five villages from which they can get inspiration and ideas for possible water and sanitation improvement projects.

Comments
This is a critical project for the villages, utilizing the most basic repairs to improve water distribution, sanitation, and hygiene.

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Conclusion of 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 28 - Sare Salamata, Master Farm

Conclusion of 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 28 - Sare Salamata, Master FarmThis project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteers Marcie Todd and Garrison Harward. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

Marcie reports:

The Salemata pump installation was supposed to be the second of the day, but turned out to be the only one. The night before the installation, in a fluke accident I dropped my phone in the toilet and could not contact the team or Missy (the volunteer in Salamata). When I woke up I knew the day would be a difficult one, just based on communication and my missing phone.

Everyone in the installation team planned to start the day at 8 am so that we could get the work done by 6 pm, but when we arrived at the meeting spot we found the car to be in disarray. The hood was up, the engine was smoking, the battery was oozing a silvery white substance and the driver was nowhere to be found. I instantly thought our plans were shot, but then the driver appeared with a small car and a rope ready to tow the big truck to the mechanic. Once again, I did not think there would be a possibility for this tiny car to tow the big truck, but it worked. Senegal is consistently amazing.

An hour later the truck was moving and the team was in high spirits. I still had no way of contacting Missy. Therefore I was a bit worried that we would arrive and not find Omar Mballo, the Master Farmer. When we reached the house Omar and Missy were waiting for us, they got in the car, and we rode to the farm site.

From there everything went smoothly. We joked and laughed. The mood was lovely despite the hot sun and in an hour’s time the pump was up and running.

By the time we got back into the car to head home everyone was incredibly tired and 5 minutes into the ride I looked around to see the closed eyes of all the technicians.

Pump Output: 39 Liters/ Min

Total Number of People Benefiting: 11 people, plus trainees, plus consumers of farm products.

Funder: We are still seeking funds for this project.

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