Project Purpose/Objectives: Clean Water for Villa America
· Provide better water for the homes for cooking, cleaning, and personal hygiene that will improve health and lifestyle.
· Reduce the incidence of water-borne and water-related disease.
- The health of the families is the biggest need and challenge of this program-project.
- Health problems such as parasites affect the children, their nutrition and growth. Other illnesses keep adults from working to provide for their families.
The population live off the land, farming fruit, cacao, peanuts, yucca, etc. They hunt and fish locally. There are basic needs that are lacking in regards to health. The lack of water and sewer systems cause various health and hygiene problems. Some have a little electricity generated by a solar panel, but there is no electricity wiring system. There are basic medical posts in the majority of the communities, with a small clinic and hospital in Iscosazin, 1 hour away.