Why Water?

Project Schoolhouse believes that convenient access to clean water changes everything

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    How Much do they Cost?

    Anywhere from $15,000 to $85,000. It typically costs about $1000 per family served to deliver water to every home in a community.

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    What kind of communities are these?

    The typical recipient community is rural, lacks clean water, electricity, and lives far from a traversable road (they ride horses or walk). Average income is under $2 per day.

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    What technology is used?

    We build spring-fed gravity-flow water systems. We tap the springs and then send water to a holding tank that pressurizes the system. From there it flows downhill to all the homes in the community.

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    How many do they serve?

    We build water systems in community of 15-35 families, which could be between 100 – 300 people.

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    How can you help?

    You can make a donation to support our next project HERE.

  • Water Project, Rio Lindo, Nicaragua. 2014

    Water Project, Rio Lindo, Nicaragua. 2014. Sponsored by the Burdine Johnson Foundation.

  • Water project, Manceras, Nicaragua.  2009

    Water project, Manceras, Nicaragua. 2009

  • Water Project, Martillo, Nicaragua. 2010

    Water Project, Martillo, Nicaragua. 2010

  • Water Project, Sector Zamora, Nicaragua. 2013

    Water Project, Sector Zamora, Nicaragua. 2013

  • Spring water in Bocana de Tawa, Nicaragua.  2015

    Spring water in Bocana de Tawa, Nicaragua. 2015

Nearly 1 in 10 people in the world live without access to clean water. They mostly live in rural communities and spend hours walking long distances to collect it. Even worse, it is usually children who collect this water, which reduces time they should spend in school.

There are enormous economic, educational, health, and empowerment benefits to a community from development of clean water and sanitation. Studies show that the biggest impact is in terms of time savings, allowing people to use time previously spent collecting water to spend it on other things such as working or studying.

Project Schoolhouse believes that making clean water convenient is hugely important. That’s why our systems include a distribution system that carries water to every home in the community. We think that eliminating the need to carry water at all is very important.