The community of Curingue, Ecuador is a small indigenous community of roughly 200 residents situated in the Andes mountains of Cotopaxi province in central Ecuador. Currently, men, women, and children must trek for 2-3 hours per day on treacherous terrain just to retrieve a small amount of water for cooking, bathing, handwashing, and washing clothing. Our goal is to provide the community with a reliable source of clean water, which will be accessible via a tap stand at each house and community building.
SANTA ANA DE MANCERO
The municipality of Guamote, the biggest in Ecuador, is located at the south of Ecuador with a population of nearly 55,000 people, of which 97% are indigenous. Almost 98% of Guamote residents live in extreme poverty and 95% of them do not have access to potable water. Our goal is to partner with Novulis, a nonprofit with extensive experience in Guamote, to provide sustainable potable water solutions for the highest-risk communities within Guamote. Santa Ana de Mancero is one of the highest risk communities within Guamote.
The communities of Tambanal and Ayaloma, Ecuador are small indigenous communities of roughly 150 residents situated in the mountains of Ecuador. Currently, men, women, and children must go get water and then carry it back to their house. Our goal is to provide the community with a reliable source of clean water, which will be accessible for all community members and prevent them from having to travel to collect water and then bring it home.
We have completed two projects in the community of Tingo Pucará, Ecuador. The first project completed in 2012 was a water supply project, and the second involved educating the residents on how to construct their own latrines. The indigenous community of Tingo is comprised of roughly 150 residents, who are mostly subsistence farmers. After the completion of the water supply project in 2012, the residents of Tingo have come together to build a guest house and start a small museum exhibiting artifacts and educational materials about their history and heritage. They have even begun attracting some tourists to their small, remote community.