Mactzul VII Water Project

The ASUVI team officially begun construction on the Mactzul VII water project in April. This project will change the lives of 63 families.

About the Community

A total of 378 people live in the community of Mactzul VII, Guatemala. It is located in the municipality of Chichicastenango and the department of Quiché, about 15 miles from the urban center of Chichicastenango. They grow corn, beans, peaches, apples, and avocados. These crops help provide a daily food source for the families there. Their houses are adobe with mud-tiled roofs or block with zinc-sheeted roofs.

For years now, the community of Mactzul VII has lived without a safe water source. Every day, women and children walk to collect water to drink, wash clothes, and use for other daily tasks. This untreated water often causes recurring stomach sickness.

Building Their Water Project

  • Arrival of Building Materials

  • Meeting with Community Leaders

  • Beginning Construction

  • Working on the Water Line

  • Reviewing the Project Plans

  • Building the Water Suction & Distribution Tanks

  • First Glimpse of Clean Water