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AWL: Water Distribution System

$20,096
100%
Raised toward our $20,000 Goal
114 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on April 16, at 12:21 PM MDT
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AWL: Water Distribution System

During the dry months, the community of San José lote 19 in Guatemala currently hikes a mile uphill and back in order to reach fresh water for their families. And, it’s not an easy, flat journey. While hauling gallon buckets around their necks and shoulders, this amazing community faces unpaved, muddy, steep inclines for one of life’s basic necessities – water. This May, Aggies Without Limits, NMSU’s international community service organization, is seeking to change that. We are made up of passionate students from across campus with a mission "to bring students, faculty and community members together to improve the daily lives of developing communities through sustainable infrastructure." Our international project this year will be building a water distribution system for San José lote 19 in Guatemala. We plan to do this by building a circular reservoir for the fresh water to flow into from the nearest stream. From the reservoir, the water will move down the hills through piping to multiple tap stands that will be built near clusters of houses. This new water system will dramatically improve the lives of this community, ensuring they have quick access to fresh water year-round at the turn of a spigot - but we can't do this alone.

In order to complete this project, we will need to purchase supplies like concrete, sand, gravel, PVC pipe and more. The materials are a huge part of this project, and that’s where we need your help. Current estimates put the total cost of the project, including travel to Guatemala and the materials needed, at $40,000.

They’re depending on us and, we’re depending on you to help this community of amazing people. Will you help change their lives?

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$10

Gas

Your gift of $10 helps us cover costs such as gas for our trucks.

$25

Water Spigots

A donation of $25 will help us cover the cost of items such as water spigots for localized water access.

$50

Concrete, Sand, Gravel

A gift of $50 will help us cover cost of foundation materials, such as the concrete, sand and gravel for building the distribution system.

$100

PVC Pipe

A gift of $100 helps us cover cost of connecting materials, such as PVC piping to run the water downhill to the community.

$500

Travel

Your generous donation of $500 will cover expenses such as flights and travel accommodations to get our team to Guatemala.

$999

Water Distribution System

Your generous donation of $999 will greatly impact the successful completion of the distribution system.

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