Easton Non-Profit Helping Indigenous Communities in Colombia, South America

Aguayuda, Inc., a 501(c)(3) public charity located in Easton, Maryland provides safe drinking water and health education for rural communities in developing countries.

Aguayuda is proud to announce that it has been awarded a grant by The International Foundation for a water project in the coastal indigenous community of El Pájaro, Colombia, South America. Aguayuda successfully implemented this project in March 2009.

Including the El Pájaro project Aguayuda has successfully completed three projects. The projects consist of two windmills and one clean water distribution system in three indigenous communities in the department of La Guajira in Colombia. These projects are providing safe drinking water to approximately 1,500 people. Before the projects were implemented, these people had to walk several miles to a contaminated water source in order to retrieve water. Now, thanks to Aguayuda, the International Foundation and many generous donors, the indigenous people are receiving safe drinking water on a daily basis.

In addition to providing water Aguayuda provided the necessary tools and materials to an education committee consisting of local Colombian teachers to allow them to educate their community about important health topics such as water education, waste management, HIV/AIDS education as well as alcohol and drug abuse.

Aguayuda is planning to implement another project this year in La Guajira. This project will require repairs to an existing pipeline providing water to approximately 3,000 people. The pipeline was built 16 years ago but water never flowed to the communities.

To learn more about Aguayuda, its projects, view photos and donate please visit Aguayuda’s homepage at: www.aguayuda.org

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