Las Joyas Water Project

At the end of June 2021, the community of Las Joyas rejoiced in the arrival of clean water.

This project was made possible through the incredible support of the Henke family. Their gift beautifully honors the legacy and memory of co-founder Dianne Henke. Thanks to their generosity and the hard work of our partner organization ASUVI (Asociación Unidos por La Vida), 636 people now have easy access to fresh, clean water.

About the Community

Las Joyas is located in the Guatemalan municipality of Joyabaj and the department of Quiché, about 43 miles from the urban center of Santa Cruz del Quiché. Situated at a higher evaluation, the weather tends to be cooler. Corn and beans thrive in the region, providing a consistent food source for the families in the community. Their houses are made of adobe with mud-tiled roofs or stone block with zinc-sheeted roofs.

Building Their Water Project

  • Carrying Supplies to the Project Site

  • Digging Trenches for the Water Line

  • Studying the Site Plans

  • Building Water Distribution Tanks

  • Installing PVC Pipes in the Trenches

  • Putting In Water Faucets