Two girls in the community of Santa Maria Kubali who are no longer forced to drink river water now that the community has finished the construction of their clean water system.
Clean safe water runs forcefully and consistently through the pipes in the community of Santa Maria Kubali.
Access to clean water increases hygiene practices such as regular hand washing.
Easy access to water for household use creates huge time savings and removes the grueling chore of hauling buckets of water from rivers and streams.
Juan Tinoco, the Vice-President of the Santa Maria Kubali water committee. He is a quick witted and talkative man who expressed his gratitude for the clean water system again and again. The truth is, it is really the community and their labor that made the project a success.
Carlos, one of WfW's trained survey team that supports project monitoring and evaluation.
Water for Waslala conducts pre- and post- follow-up on all projects by talking to community members about their water consumption and visually checking the tap stand infrastructure. Here Carlos conducts a household follow-up in the community of Santa Maria Kubali.
Visual checks of household infrastructure allow WfW to know that the faucets, materials, and construction are sustainable and last over time.
WfW, collaborating with Dan, a Villanova University graduate student, supported in-depth field research of water quality and community water usage. Here the temperature, TDS, and PH of the water sample are being measured.
Downtown Santa Maria Kubali.
Santa Maria Kubali as seen from one of their two water storage tanks.
Water storage tank one of two.
A pressure transducer was placed inside of the water storage tank to measure the water level 24/7. Once data is downloaded this data provides exact measures for peak usage and daily consumption.
The water tank overflow. Santa Maria Kubali did not have a lack of water, what they lacked was a system to distribute that water. This is where WfW came in.
Taking a sample for water quality testing.
Water quality testing supplies.
The second of the two water storage tanks storing water for the community of Santa Maria Kubali.
Juan Tinoco, the Santa Maria Kubali water committee Vice-President, says his opening words at the inauguration of the Santa Maria Kubali clean water system.