During my efforts to retrace my family’s Bolivian roots, I met the residents of Llojeta, a small village that used to form part of one of our family’s estates. Llojeta’s town council and I agreed to work together to rebuild the villages drinking water system, which is in very bad shape. Many houses in the village do not get any water. Those that do only get it for a few hours a day, and the water quality is not monitored or tested.
For the rebuild, the village will provide all the labor on a volunteer basis. We need funding to cover the materials, skilled labor and and construction supervision; as well as a one-year training program to train residents to make repairs and monitor water quality.
My family has contributed $5000 for the necessary planning and engineering studies. The total cost of the project is $65,000. A number of international NGOs have expressed interest in the project, but to date have only pledged $2,500.
That’s why your support is so important! Please use the PayPal button below to donate, or contact me by email. All contributions are handled by Interfaze Educational Productions, the non-profit fiscal agent for the project, and are tax deductible.
TOTAL Contributed to date: $10,00