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Protected Groundwater Wells for Indigenous Families

Requesting support from our donors

Location: Altiplano, Bolivia

The Protected Groundwater Wells for Indigenous Families program helps to fund our Bolivian NGO strategic partner organization, Suma Jayma.  WEFTA has worked closely with Suma Jayma, drilling, developing and protecting groundwater wells, and providing health and hygiene education for indigenous families on the altiplano of Bolivia for over 15 years. Unprotected wells are susceptible to contamination, making the community vulnerable to disease and infections that could lead to death.

Funding for this program will help keep the Suma Jayma team working as we continue collaborating to find solutions and improve access to safe reliable water for the indigenous families of the Bolivian altiplano.

If you would like additional information, please contact us.

Donate to Protect Groundwater Wells in Bolivian Altiplano 

In Bolivia,
21% of the rural population lacks access to improved water sources.

Contaminated drinking water is estimated to cause 
485,000
diarrhoeal deaths each year.

The indigenous communities
of the altiplano
live at elevations between
12,500 and 15,000 feet
high above sea level.

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.