WELCOME GOOD NEIGHBORS
THE GOOD NEIGHBORS OF SAN ANDRÉS ITZAPA, Guatemala
An estimated 3 billion people world-wide lack the ability to safely wash their hands at home; the primary essential to prevention of diseases. Nearly 2 billion lack access to safe drinking water.
In March 2020, a small group of extraordinary friends in the highlands of Guatemala set about making solutions to the severe problems of sanitation and disease prevention.
Los Buenos Vecinos - The Good Neighbors - was begun.
With capital and mentoring from Rotary clubs in the USA and Rotary International, and financial support from Kiwanis, churches, Soroptimists, individuals, schools and kids- with that great help- Los Buenos Vecinos builds easy-to-use, bio-sand water filtrations systems as well as simple tippy tap handwashing stations. Since inception, LBV has provided 1200 home tippy taps, 120 school tippy taps, 170 home biosand filters, 14 community scale biosand filters and handwash training to 3,000 people has been achieved. There are still hundreds more communities to serve; and Los Buenos Vecinos have the passion and commitment to continue.
Los Buenos Vecinos, invites its neighbors around the world to make a partnership, volunteer on the ground, fundraise or donate to continuing efforts.
Los Buenos Vecinos-The Good Neighbors
Agents for Change in Guatemala
The most fundamental element of economic development worldwide is access to WATER and SANITATION
To empower economic development through the fundamentals of Water and Sanitation- pure drinking water and sanitary hygiene -in homes, schools, communities.
We see people in remote locations inspired and empowered to be their own agents for change.
The Needs Are Great
More than 60% of the Guatemala population lacks access to clean drinking water and sanitation facilities.
74% 0f rural children are stunted physically, and the cognitively-the highest rate in the world
Children with chronic diarrhea drop out of
school: the average education is 3 years.
Those who drop out become trapped in poverty and are prone to migrate.
More than 9,000 schools lack adequate sanitation facilities.
With a population 38% under 16 years the
need to provide low cost solutions is high .
Our Results are Dramatic
The Los Buenos Vecinos model costs less than $100 per family
The results of Los Buenos Vecinos's approach is up to 85% disease reduction.
Los Buenos Vecinos Produces easy-to-use biosand water filtration systems as well as simple “tippy tap” handwashing fixtures. To date, 1200 home tippy taps, 120 school tippy taps, 16 Health Clinic tippy taps, 455 home biosand filters, 14 community biosand filters and training in hand washing for 2000 people have been achieved. There are still many more communities to serve; and Los Buenos Vecinos have the passion and commitment to continue.
PROJECTS IN EXECUTION
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