Making clean water a reality... One village at a time!
One Village at a Time- thanks to your support!
Making clean water a reality, one village at a time. With your support, we've transformed the lives of more than 50,000 people. An unprecedented 90% of your donation goes toward projects.
2017 Three communities are on our WAITING LIST in Guatemala. Can you help?
1) OUR LENTEN PROJECT: Mactzul II, near Chichicastenango– This rural village of 1,080 has been hoping for clean water for the past 10 years. Children here miss an average 3 days of school per year due to water-borne disease. Thanks to generous donations, this project can now begin... THANK YOU!
2) Chusamyab (Sector III)– This rural village in San Andres Sajcabaja has 40 families waiting for clean water.
3) El Naranjo– Situated in Santa Cruz del Quiche, this village has 30 families.
COMPLETED- (Thank you!) Chijtinimit– a small village in the area of Chichicastenango, Guatemala. This project will benefit 504 people/85 families. It was completed in February 2017. Watch a video here:https://youtu.be/AVXxa7-a4W4
2015-2016 WATER PROJECTS
La Puerta Chiboy Chiquito- 888 people/148 families In collaboration with Asociacion Unidos por la Vida, a gravity pipeline going to the village along with water tanks and a distribution facility were installed. In addition, education and training was provided so the community can maintain the system.
Piedras Negras- 414 people/69 families
Xepatzac- 300 people/50 families
Xepol, Chichicastenango- 438 people/73 families A gravity flow pipeline was installed along with central storage tanks, followed by piping to individual homes. This project was completed with support from Caritas Diocesan de el Quiche)- A
Jacmel, Haiti- 370 people - In partnership with the Felician Sisters of Haiti, and the "Water with Blessings" program, a group of women were sponsored as "Water Women." They were trained to use water filter technology that will provide clean water for their families and neighbors.
Analysis by Marquette University The Applied Global Business Learning School at Marquette University (MU) did an analysis of the microcredit project at Accion Cultural Guatemalteca. January 2014. View the ACG Business Analysis to learn more.
Service/Community Learning Meeting with sister prayer partners from Notre Dame of Elm Grove with the Marquette students doing service/community learning in Guatemala, India, and the Dominican Republic.
Water Project Potable water was brought to 109 families in Pachalum, San Andres Sajcabaja.
In Memory of Water Project The water project in Quivala, San Andres Sajcabaja, Guatemala benefits about 450 inhabitants (108 families). A gravity flow pipeline was installed, storage tanks, a distribution network of pipes running to households, and related facilities, hardware and training. This project was completed by one individual in memory of his parents. He was present for the inauguration of the project.
Water Projects in Partnership with National Garden Clubs The water project in San Antonio Ixoc, Joyabaj, El Quiche Guatemala benefitted about 774 inhabitants (129 families). This project was done in partnership with the National Garden Clubs whose headquarters is St. Louis, MO.
Water project in Laguna Seca Lo Alto Caquil, Joyabaj. 57 families will have potable water run in collaboration by Caritas Pastoral Social of Quiche.
Summer Exchange Program with CCI Greenheart Maria Alejandra Fernandez Quesada, in partnership with Proyecto Asis in Costa Rica, was awarded the Global Partners: Running Waters Scholarship to participate in the Greenheart Volunteer Homestay Program. Her volunteer service was at Growing Power where she learned more about aquaponics. She hopes to concentrate on this project in her high school. Aquaponics is a way to produce fish and plants at the same time and place.
Water Purifiers donated to schools Clean Water For The World is an non-profit 501c3 organization that provides adaptable and compactable water purification systems to communities in Latin America, India, Haiti, and Kenya that do not have access to clean water. GPRW provided purifiers for four schools in Guatemala that were hand delivered by students from Marquette University. January 2013
Drilling a well in the Municipality of Joyabaj in El Quiche Los Llanos is located in the southeast part of the Municipality of Joyabaj in El Quiche. The community is set on a small plateau at an elevation of 1,580 meters above sea level. This project involved the drilling of a well and the installation of a pump powered by a diesel electric generator. Water is pumped from the well to a storage tank and distribution is by gravity force using small diameter PVC pipes to each household. 263 families or about 1,578 families received potable water. Completed October 2012
Capturing natural spring water in Chinanaton The community is 222km from Guatemala City and 75 km north of Santa Cruz de Quiche. The plan was to capture water from a natural spring located on the slope of a nearby mountain. The water flows by gravity about 9 km (5.6 miles) in a 3” diameter pipe to a concrete storage tank from which small diameter distribution lines run to each household. 1,350 inhabitants received potable water. Completed March 2012
Summer Exchange Program with CCI Greenheart CCI Greenheart is an international educational exchange organization based in Chicago, IL that promotes cultural understanding, academic development, environmental consciousness and world peace. GPRWs offers a one month scholarship to a young person from Central America interested in sharing their culture while learning about sustainable gardening and aquaponics. Carlos from Costa Rica was our 2012 recipient and Margarita from Guatemala will be this year’s recipient. Completed July 2012 (ongoing)
Potable water for San Andres Sacaj Cuarto Potable water was received by 37 families or 278 inhabitants, specifically 22 families in Sector 1 and 15 families in Sector 2. Three natural springs were used for this project that stretched for 6 kilometers. Completed May 2012
Health Project at Clinica Maxena In Santo Tomas la Union, Suschitepequez the clinic was founded by the Diocese of Helena in 1964 to provide medical, dental and optical assistance, some surgery, pharmacy, and prenatal services. The clinic’s mission is preventative medicine. After a visit by representatives of GPRW and members of Divine Mercy Parish in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, GPRW collaborated on a health project. Completed April 2012
Bringing water to 263 families in Los Llanos, Guatemala The water project in Los Llanos, Guatemala will affect about 1,578 people. The project involves the drilling of a well and the installation of a pump powered by diesel electric generator. Water will be pumped from the well to a storage tank and distribution will be by gravity feed. Water will be pumped to the storage tank, from which distribution lines will run to the 263 households in the community. Completed October 2012
Providing nutrition for infants in Sulaco, Honduras Casa Carolina is a nutrition center in Sulaco Yoro Honduras for infants and children. Malnourished children often stay at the center several months while parents learn how to provide better nutrition. Completed December 2011
Acquiring access to a water spring in Panimache May 29th, 2010 the mountains came down, rivers swelled, houses and harvest were washed away, tropical storm Agatha hit. The community was able to relocate to higher ground and is living in extreme poverty. They now have the opportunity to have water in their village. We are committed to helping. Completed November 2011
Completing water distribution lines in Chinanton The water project in Chinanton is in its final stages. Water has been captured from a natural spring located on the slope of a nearby mountain and piped by gravity about 5.6 miles to a concrete storage tank. What still needs to be done are the distribution lines to the 220 households. Completed November 2011
Chicken Project in Guacamaya, Honduras Provides eggs at a reasonable cost to 6,000 villagers in Guacamaya and Las Minas. Completed June 2011
Rijuyup, Guatemala Water project benefiting 90 families or 540 people. Collaboration with Hope International of Canada, the municipality of San Andres Sajcabaja, and Caritas. Completed February 2011
Amazones, Haiti through Voice of Haiti Water sanitation benefiting teachers and students in seven schools. Collaboration with the National Garden Clubs. Completed December 2010