Project: Cisterns and Pipe Installation
Objective: To improve water access in Chermaitre
Cost: $ 29,500
Funding: Zuzu’s of Beacon dinner, Beacon Second Saturday Sale, Otello Foundation grant, Calhoun School Art Sale and Panel
Status: Completed, 2011
Many families in Chermaitre travel a long distance to get drinking and washing water. To reduce the burden of obtaining water, VHP hired engineers who designed a cistern and pipe system to bring water from a spring to the schoolyard, a more centrally located location. In March 2012 Chermaitre leaders reported that the schoolyard faucet had improved the water access situation in Chermaitre.