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

Thank you to the Henke family for helping us fully fund this water project. Through their generous support and the hard work of the Asociación Unidos por La Vida team, 636 people now have easy access to fresh water.

About the Community

Las Joyas is located in the 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, they have a colder climate. Corn and beans thrive in the region, providing a consistent food source for the community.  Houses are made of adobe with mud-tiled roofs or stone blocks with zinc-sheeted roofs.

Learn How their Water Project was Built

  • Bringing Supplies to the Project Site

  • Digging Trenches for the Water Line

  • Studying the Site Plans

    The ASUVI studies the plans for the water project.

  • Building Water Distribution Tanks

    The crew digs a pit for a water distribution tank.

  • Installing PVC Pipes in the Trenches

  • Putting In Water Faucets