Donations designated for a Gravity Fed Aqueduct Construction in Ño Kribö, Panamá will be used to provide funding for the implementation of a 5,000 gallon reserve tank and a PVC distribution system to complete a gravity-fed aqueduct that was started by the community in January 2020. Community members will work with a local engineer to implement the remaining stages of the project.
This grant will achieve two important goals:
- It will serve as a hands-on learning opportunity to allow skilled professionals and community members to train other community members of aqueduct construction and maintenance.
- It will bring water to approximately 130 community members in Alto Mancreek, Ño Kribö, Panamá.
This project is also being technically supported by Panama’s Institute of Education and Human Development.
Rebecca Kaufman was serving as a Volunteer in Panamá, serving as a water, sanitation, and hygiene specialist. She and her host community were awarded a Peace Corps Partnership Program grant for this project. But when Rebecca was evacuated from service in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PCPP grant was dissolved. With your support, we can see through this community-driven project.
NPCA is partnering with the NGO Water Charity to support this project. Funds raised by NPCA will be matched by Water Charity to fully support its implementation.
NPCA invests 85 percent of the total donations directly to support this project and 15 percent where needed most to support service administration and our overall mission.