Clean Water and Sanitation -Rainforest of Peru



We empower native people and build sustainable clean water and eco-friendly sanitation systems in remote villages in the Manu Rain Forest of Peru.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Matsigenka Indians of Tayakome Population: 180, roughly 70 children under the age of 15. Population Growth in 10 yrs. 250. The health of the children and adults is vulnerable because they drink contaminated stream water, lack formal sanitation and basic hygiene practices. Infant mortality is high in the region. Gastrointestinal illnesses-caused by contaminated water and rustic sanitation-sever anemia and respiratory illnesses, are among the leading causes of infant mortality and illness.

How will this project solve this problem?

Build a gravity water system & slow sand filter to deliver safe H20 to each home. Build flush latrines, sink, and eco-friendly septic system at the school. Establish health classes for teachers, children & mothers. Technically train a water committee

Potential Long Term Impact

Healthy, empowered indigenous cultures that flourish within their traditional homelands, through an exchange of knowledge among villages that enables individuals and communities to defend their lands from outside encroachments and economic interests.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: £13,238

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled £13,238 .  The original project funding goal was £63,776.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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House of the Children
House of the Children

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Project Leader

Nancy Santallo

Staff Member
Los Angeles,, CA United States

Where is this project located?

Peru   Health
Map of Clean Water and Sanitation -Rainforest of Peru