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.
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Donate to Protect Groundwater Wells in Bolivian Altiplano
21% of the rural population lacks access to improved water sources.
Contaminated drinking water is estimated to cause
diarrhoeal deaths each year.
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.