In October 2021, the community of Río Grande, Pachilip celebrated easy access to clean, fresh water.
“I’m happy because I have water in my home. Now, I lack nothing. Now, there is water, water for all. / Estoy feliz porque tengo la santa agua en mi casa. Pues ahora, no falta nada. Ahora, hay agua; pues hay para todos.” – Doña Teresa
About the Community
One hundred and one families live in Río Grande, Pachilip, Guatemala. It is located in the municipality of Joyabaj and the department of Quiché, about 140 miles from the capital. They grow corn, beans, mangos, and papayas, which provide a daily food source for the community. Their houses are made from adobe with mud-tiled roofs or block with zinc-sheeted roofs.
Building Their Water Project
Meeting with Community Leaders
Carrying Supplies to Work Site
Building Water Distribution Tanks
Installing PVC Pipes for the Water Line
Constructing the Raised Water Line
To cross over Motagua River/Río Motagua, the ASUVI team constructed a raised galvanized tube system, 98 yards/90 meters above ground.
Checking Out the Completed Water Tanks