The Altiplano Water Program

The Altiplano Water Program is a collaboration between The Chijnaya Foundation, Asociación Pro-DIA, Water Charity, and The National Peace Corps Association. Ten water infrastructure projects were implemented in 2019 and 2018 with the goal of improving community health and the family economy by improving access to water and sanitation.

2019

Alto Angará

A water catchment system, a 2 m³ water storage tank, and a piping distribution system were constructed to provide running water to 8 families. Additionally,  0.75 m³ individual water storage tanks, water catchment systems, and piping distribution systems were constructed on the property of 8 families to provide running water to families living in remote locations within the community. This project provided running water to families within a community that previously did not have a potable water system.

Asociación Incasamana- Ccotos

Asociación Incasamana is a tourism association located in the community of Ccotos. Six members of the group used project funds to buy and install solar thermal water heaters and elevated plastic storage tanks on their bathrooms. The other 4 members of the association used project funds to construct new bathrooms that are closer to their houses and more adequate for tourists. This project not only helped the association invest in infrastructure to improve the local tourism industry, but it also improved access to water and sanitation in their households.

Llicllica

The community of Llicllica did not have a functioning water system before project implementation and was drinking water from open and contaminated sources. This project constructed a  6 m³ cement water storage tank that was connected to the district capital water supply and an existing piping distribution within the community to provide access to running water to the 36 households within the community.

Huancarani

Before project implementation, the community of Huancarani had a water distribution system that provided water to the community for 1 hour per day. This project constructed an additional water ctachment system and a 6 m³ cement storage tank to increase the water supply to the community.

Angará Bajo

Project funds were used to purchase small-scale sprinkler irrigation systems for 12 families. The irrigation systems can be connected to existing water sources and will allow farmers to extend the growing season of their crops. Without irrigation systems, families struggle to provide a nutrient rich diet to their cattle during the long dry season months.

Queñuani Bajo

Project funds were used to purchase and install 10 solar thermal water heaters and elevated storage tanks on bathrooms built by community members to ensure a secure supply of water to the bathrooms as well as a source of warm water for showers.

2018

Jallahua

Project funds were used to purchase small-scale sprinkler irrigation systems for 12 families. The irrigation systems can be connected to existing water sources and will allow farmers to extend the growing season of their crops. Without irrigation systems, families struggle to provide a nutrient rich diet to their cattle during the long dry season months.

Colquejahua

Project funds were used to purchase small-scale sprinkler irrigation systems for 12 families. The irrigation systems can be connected to existing water sources and will allow farmers to extend the growing season of their crops. Without irrigation systems, families struggle to provide a nutrient rich diet to their cattle during the long dry season months.

C.P. Chijnaya Health Post

The health post located in the community of Chijnaya was connected to the local water distribution system that provides the community with water for 2 hours a day. Project funds were used to install an underground water storage tank and electric pump that pumps water to an elevated water storage tank on top of the health post to ensure a secure supply of water to the health post 24 hours a day. The bathrooms at the health post were also redone to provide adequate and sanitary bathrooms.

C.P. Ccotos Municipality

Project funds were used to construct 2 public restrooms inside the municipality building in the community of Ccotos. An elevated storage tank and necessary piping were also installed on top of the municipality to ensure a secure supply of water to the bathrooms 24 hours a day.

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