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Water Bonds

Project Name

Water Bonds

Execution Period

April 2013 – October 2016

Participating Population

5,693 people (2,905 women, 2,788 men)

Donors

Millennium Water Alliance (MWA) with funding from Coca-Cola Latin America and FEMSA Foundation, Honoria Matava, MD19 LIONS Clubs, Akers Mckenna / Robert Shaw.

Project Description

The primary goal of the Lazos de Agua program is to contribute to improvements in health and livelihoods in rural Guatemala by facilitating increased access to water, sanitation and hygiene. Through an integrated, community-based approach, the program focuses on eradicating water scarcity, minimizing environmental degradation of water resources, and creating a healthier living environment through sanitation and hygiene. The project will benefit a minimum of 5,000 people.

Lazos de Agua has four specific objectives:

Increase sustainable access to safe water for a minimum of 5,000 people.

Promote sustainable sanitation coverage for a minimum of 5,000 people.

Improve water quality at the source and in the households of each water system constructed or rehabilitated by the Lazos de Agua program by complying with established water quality standards in the country.

Improve hand washing practices for a minimum of 5,000 people.

Partners and Allies

The project works closely with the Municipalities of Tacaná and Tajumulco, the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance -MSPAS- and local organizations.

Coverage area

Department of San Marcos