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PANAMA: Bajo Algodón Water Project Update

PANAMA: Bajo Algodón Water Project Update

The Ngöbe-Buglé people are Panama’s largest indigenous group and poverty levels are above 70% in the indigenous areas of Panama known as comarcas.  Many of these communities are scattered along the forested boundaries in undeveloped tracts of land where they live...
Global Water Crisis

Global Water Crisis

Over 785 million people around the globe lack access to basic water services. Contaminated water and poor sanitation increase the risk of diseases that can result in death such as cholera, diarrhoea, dysentery, hepatitis A, typhoid and polio. According to the World...
WASH Improvements for the Danka Clinic – Ethiopia

WASH Improvements for the Danka Clinic – Ethiopia

Through collaborative efforts with our partners on the ground and the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul International Project Services, we are working towards water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) improvements for the Danka Catholic Health Clinic located in...
A first-hand perspective on our efforts to help communities

A first-hand perspective on our efforts to help communities

Each time our WEFTA volunteers make a site visit to help or assess a community, or follow up on completed or ongoing projects, we ask them to write a Trip Report that details the trip through their eyes. These reports provide a look into what it is like being a...
SUSTAINABILITY: A key role of WEFTA

SUSTAINABILITY: A key role of WEFTA

We are committed to the long-term success of the projects we’re involved with, and it doesn’t stop when construction is complete. A key role of WEFTA entails guiding communities in how to manage their water and sanitation systems to ensure they remain viable for the...