“Drip down, O heavens, from above, And let the clouds pour down righteousness; Let the earth open up and salvation bear fruit, And righteousness spring up with it. I, the LORD, have created it.”
After several months of planning and research, the rain harvesting project is finally complete. We had great support from our partner organizations, Sirviendo FAITH Foundation and Tin Roof Foundation, who helped to make it a reality. Although we had originally planned on installing water systems for 30 families, we ended up including 43, as well as both public schools in the communities Cerro de Piedra and Las Lomas.
Both of these communities suffer from severe water shortages and we determined that the most feasible way to provide some alleviation from this situation was by installing rain harvesting systems. This would allow the families to capture rainwater during the long rainy season and store it for the dry season. We developed a design that was both practical and affordable.
Installation of the systems began in July and were completed within a month. Since it has been raining heavily this season, most of the tanks are already full. The families are currently using the water, as it saves them from walking great distances to retrieve water for their basic needs. They will allow the tanks to fill up at the end of the rainy season, so they will have an adequate supply for the dry season.
We are so grateful to all of the individual and institutional donors that made this project possible. For a more detailed report of the project, download the final report here.