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We will provide shared water storage to low-income areas of Panama City. These 8000 liter tanks will give them the ability to safely store large amounts of clean drinking water. Weekly they are filled by the local water authority by truck. Rates of diarrhea are reduced from half of children in these communities to zero with the introduction of proper mass storage.
Then build fountains in the community to connect to donated water tanks. The tanks connect with the pipe. Fountains are missing and will provide water to those who live away from the main road and don't get reliable supplies.
The project is a complete system; water tank, distribution pipe, water fountains and service to each home. You can help today.
The African library project provided a shipment of 2000 books to CSAG. Mr. Emmanuel was very grateful receiving this gift. THE African library project was one of many organizations contacted during the recent campaign to raise awareness and funding forthis important charity. Footprint was pleased that this shipment was donated.
Books for Africa has also committed it’s help in shipping pallet of books from the United States. The books are donated and there are no customs fees. Shipping is being provided at cost; $515 will send 1100 books. So far we have raised enough to send anadditional 2200 books which will be departing soon.
You can still visit the Global Giving site and provide a donation. It doesn’t have to be a pallet. 50 Cent will buy one book. At the cost of one cappuccino and you can send 10. . Act up! Give in! Help now. Thanks.
Footprint is pleased to announce the teaming arrangement between Panama and Columbia University, New York City. The student chapter of the alternative break program ABP have reached an agreement to cooperate with Footprints in its program in Panama. This is a great announcement for the charity and for the communities of need that we service. We welcome the ABP students and look forward to years of successful program and project execution.
The students have selected to return to San Lorenzo del Chagres to help build out the drinking water distribution system and explore a new mountain aquifer. The current distribution network does not reach all users especially the village school. A second mountain source of water was identified previously but needs to be exploited. The students will look at a design for a spring box and collection pond at this location. Both of these projects will help expand the supply and distribution of water to the community.
We look forward to their visit in March 2020. In the meantime we will be fundraising and communicating with the community. Lots to do. But a hearty welcome to the students. We look forward to a great relationship.
15Mar20 MIN EWB UCB San Franc Health Report Results 2017 to Present
The students at EWB- UC Berkeley provided the health report results for the sector three San Francisco water installation project. The results are promising and show definite improvement in the delivery, potability and general health of the community.. The system is working as designed. The residents have the ability to store sufficient water during utility pressure outages. The amount stored is able to provide drinking water for three to a maximum of five days. The community has gone without water as much as 12 days. Although not sufficient for all outage conditions generally the storage has provided a reserve of water and in most outage conditions is adequate for the user base currently connected to the network.
The health report shows positive trends in many areas. The number of open containers has reduced. Consequently the use of water per person has increased; seemingly bad as a metric but indicative that the quality of water is so improved that usage has increased. The time spent gathering water has been reduced. General health trans are positive. Other metrics showed good improvement for the community during the period that the program has been in operation.
This is the fifth and last year for the program. The students from the UCB chapter will be coming to Panama in the spring. The goal at that time is to finish any implementation construction, deliver the final health report results and close out the program. Regardless Footprints will always remain with the community. It continues to have regular contact. The supplies tools and equipment that have been collected over the years continues to be used it for the support. Footprint Possibilities Inc looks forward to the final visit for the students and appreciates the significance and effective contribution they have made to this community, is health and quality-of-life.