Thirty-six families in Las Guacamayas, Guatemala are filled with joy and gratitude. Fresh, clean water arrived for the first time at the beginning of April. They held an official celebration in honor of the project’s completion later that month.
A generous donation in memory of Maureen Mueller Gregorcich, sister-of-law of co-founder Sister Jan Gregorcich, made this water project possible.
About the Community
Las Guacamayas is located in the Guatemalan municipality of Joyabaj and the department of Quiché, about 148 miles from the capital city. The community grows corn, beans, mangos, and papayas. These crops provide a consistent food source for the families living there. Their houses are adobe with mud-tiled roofs or block with zinc-sheeted roofs.
Building Their Water Project
The ASUVI team began construction on the Las Guacamayas water project in December 2021. They successfully completed it in April 2022.
Meeting with the Community Before the Project
Arrival of Materials for the Project
Building Water Catchment Tanks and Collectors
Visiting the Site for a Technical Review
Installing PVC Pipes for the Water Line
Building the Water Distribution Tank
Checking Out the Completed Water Tanks