Good health and wellbeing are as essential to an education as textbooks and directly linked to a child’s success in school. Children who have reliable access to clean drinking water and safe sanitation at school and at home are protected from devastating waterborne diseases. They are able to attend school regularly and receive an education, opening doors to their future.
San Marquitos de Yamales is located in the very mountainous and remote region of Trojes, Honduras. The vast majority of homes and schools in the Trojes region have no access to a central water system or basic sanitation facilities. Open defecation, in combination with agricultural run-off, significantly contributes to contamination of the primary water resources. Diarrheal disease is endemic and a frequent cause of childhood death.
The community of San Marquitos de Yamales has 136 people living in 30 homes. Thirty children, with one teacher, attend the local community school.
This comprehensive WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) project will provide the school with much needed tools and education, including: