Running Rainwater in Rural Schools

Imagine not having water in school to wash your hands, or carrying buckets from a well to clean floors and surfaces. Up until recently that was the situation in four schools, (and many others), on the southern side of Sierra de las Minas. But thanks to the new rainwater catchment system we helped install, water will be harvested and channeled to a tank, then used in the schools’ facilities.

At the opening we visited the schools in El Astillero and El Oreganal (Teculután county) and El Chico and Los Vados (Usumatlán county) together with our partners from the Embassy of Germany, the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), and Segeplan. This pilot project was made possible thanks to a USD$ 70,000 investment from GTZ’s structural reform fund.

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