Current Projects

Through donations from our supporters, The Perú Fund is supporting several remote Peruvian villages in 2017 in reaching their goal of gaining easy access to clean water.

Waripercca

The remote village of Waripercca is located at 12,000 feet above sea level south of the city of Ayacucho in the central Andes Mountains. The families that live in the village have never had easy access to water. Although there are springs in the mountains surrounding Waripercca, it has taken several hours of walking and hard work to carry water back to the village where it is used for drinking, washing, cooking, watering crops and livestock.

The new water project is changing all that. Phase One of the project is nearing completion. The people of the community have finished the trenches leading from the springs, where water is being collected, to the village, and the utility sinks outside each home are being built this fall. Next each sink will be hooked up to the water. This will give the villagers more water and time to grow additional crops to feed their families and to sell at market. It will also increase the health of the community through readily available clean water and better hygiene.

Phase Two, which involves building composting toilets for the community, will get underway in early 2018.

The people of Waripercca digging trenches for the pipes that will bring water to the community from three different springs several kilometers away.

Waripercca school children with their teacher.

 

 

 

Lagarto Millar

The Peru Fund is also helping to fund a clean water project being built now in Lagarto Millar in the Peruvian Amazon. It is located half an hour north of Atalaya by boat on the Ucayali River. Dorthe Hviid from the Peru Fund visited the village with her family in July 2017. They were warmly welcomed upon arrival by quite a few of the young children and some of the adults who were not off working in the fields or on the river fishing. The older children were in school in a neighboring village.

“Currently, the only reliable water source in Lagarto Millar is a small, polluted river located down a steep embankment from the village,” Dorthe remembers. “We climbed down the hill to the river to have a look at four small springs that will be tapped for the new water system”. The water from these springs will be collected in a reservoir then pumped up the embankment and into a water tower.  From there the water will gravity feed to a spigot at each home.

“There was a strong feeling of excitement about the clean water project among the villagers,” Dorthe adds, “and a sense of hope for the future.”

Three of the children that welcomed us in Lagarto Millar.

Inspecting one of the springs for the new water project. Left to right: William Cerron, the engineer overseeing the project, Andre Franche, president of Wings of Hope and Dorthe Hviid from the Peru Fund.