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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Give the gift of safe water!

Give the gift of safe water!

Nearly 800 million people throughout the world lack access to safe drinking water. Water-related diseases are the most common cause of illness and death among the poor of developing countries. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1.6 million deaths of...

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Water & Health

Since 2002, WEFTA has been connecting donors, engineers, and communities in Latin America and Africa, all with the common goal of ensuring access to clean drinking water for everyone.

Sanitation & Environment

WEFTA engineers help communities make sound decisions and facilitate the dialog leading to the development of solutions for inadequate sewage treatment, and its associated environmental impacts. 

Development & Sustainability 

WEFTA volunteers work with the communities we partner with to develop the local skills needed to maintain and manage the water and wastewater systems constructed.