In most of Lima's Shanty Towns (“Pueblos Jóvenes”), people have no water connection or sewage connection in their homes.
Consequently their water is delivered by unsanitary water trucks, which ultimately costs them up to 12 times more per gallon than families that do have water connection pay. So in those places...
- We train, develop and equip networks of micro-enterprises to economically purify that water delivered by water trucks. These women entrepreneurs sell the safe drinking water to their neighbors at a lower cost (and risk!) than that of home-boiling.
- Furthermore, we implement public personal hygiene services (showers and wash basins) and treat the resulting “grey water” for safe reuse in those facilities. Consequently it is sustainable and provided to users at an affordably low cost.