AT A GLANCE:
- Impresarios Since: Sept, 2018
- Project: Euphrates Spring (potable water project for the Pala Grande and Pitzal Communities)
- Location: Pitzal and Pala Grande, Momostenango Municipality, Guatemala
EUPHRATES SPRING STORY:
The small villages of Pitzal and Pala Grande have been fighting for clean, running water for a long time. 11 years long to be exact. During this time the 87 inhabitants with out access have been making the hour long journey to bring water to their homes via a river.
Abraham Calel (one of oour other Impresarios) alerted FTF to the situation in Pitzal and Pala Grande. After an initital meeting and learning that the Committee responsible for getting water to these inhabitants had been at this for 11 years, Field Workers were very interested in seeing the project.
The Committee treated us to a tour of the project and the whopping 14 kilometers between the natural springs and the dusty communities. We also saw that the school, with bathrooms and sinks, didn't have water to make them servicable. Instead students are required to bring their own water daily for basic tasks such as washing hands or flushing toilets.
Now, FTF is involved in getting other groups and NGO's involved. We are spreading the word about these fighters and invite you to do the same. Read below for some more details!
NEWS AND UPDATES:
- The local village committee has been fighting for potable water for over 11 years (if you are interested in the scope of this project, please contact the Field Worker using the form below or contacting the main office directly).
- FTF is actively engaged in obtaining grants, other NGO's and individuals to 'give the project some legs.
- The search is also underway for the tools necessary to complete the project (the villages have agreed to provide all necessary labor).
*For all ideas our suggestions, please fill out the form below and the appropriate field worker will get in touch with you.
SPRINGS, VILLAGE, AND SCHOOL:
GET INVOLVED DIRECTLY:
Think you can help with opening doors and making connections for this dream? Use this form to contact the field worker currently collaborating on this project and get in touch!