Water Truck Sponsorships
Location: La Guajira, Colombia
Technical Solution: Water Truck
# of Schools Receiving Clean Water: 2
# of Communities Receiving Clean Water: 5
Impact: 2,200 people have clean water on a daily basis.
Aguayuda is looking for sponsors who would like to support Aguayuda by providing water to a school or community via water trucks.
Aguayuda has found several indigenous communities and schools just outside of Riohacha that struggle with the lack of clean water on a daily basis. These communities and schools are not connected to the water distribution system and therefore rely solely on water trucks that fill up their water storage tanks. Due to insufficient funds, they are not able to order a water truck to provide water for their community members and students. Most of the communities have no other choice than to use contaminated pond water for their daily needs. Many people, especially the children, get sick and have severe skin rashes.
To make this sponsorship sustainable and involve the community in the solution, the communities now have to pay between 25% and 50% of the cost for each water truck delivery. Written agreements are created between Aguayuda and the communities to reinforce the responsibilities of the communities, which includes cleaning their water storage tanks on a regular basis as well as maintaining their communities free of trash to provide a healthier and safer environment.
Each community or school needs two water truck deliveries per month. The cost for one water truck delivery is $30, i.e. $60 per month.
Communities and Schools Looking For Sponsors:
Puerto Caracól – Community
Puerto Caracól is an indigenous community of 500 people. This fishing community is located close to the ocean, but their only available water source is a contaminated pond.
Sponsored Communities and Schools:
Arenalito – School
Arenalito is a school of 350 students. Thanks to the new water source, the school is building a garden to teach the students how to grow crops. An anonymous friend is providing 2 water truck deliveries per month to Arenalito.
Cachaca 1 – Community
Cachaca 1 is an indigenous community of 500 people. Thanks to the generous sponsor Cliff Anderson, this community is receiving clean water.
Cachaca 2 – Community
Cachaca 2 is an indigenous community of 500 people. Thanks to Third Haven, this community is receiving two water truck delivery per month.
La Piedra – Community
La Piedra is an indigenous community of 100 people. The only water source is a contaminated pond and the large water storage tank in the community rarely contains clean water. Thanks to the generous sponsor Tricia Magee, this community is receiving clean water.
Marbacella – Community
Marbacella is an indigenous community of 200 people. Thanks to the generous sponsor Bruce Skinner, this community is receiving clean water.
San Rafael – Community
San Rafael is an indigenous community where we are helping 64 people, including a very poor school. Thanks to the generous sponsor Jack Levenson and the Grundschule Friesenheim, this community is receiving clean water.
Villa Fátima – School
Villa Fátima has a school of 400 students. Thanks to the generous sponsor Ursula Zimmermann, this school is receiving clean water.
If you are interested in sponsoring one of these communities or schools, please contact us.