In order to facilitate access to water resources for families in the municipality of Siquinalá, Escuintla the Private Institute for Climate Change Research (ICC), together with World Vision Guatemala and the Municipality of Siquinalá, developed a water project that will benefit 22,968 people in the area.

ICC representatives, shared their knowledge during the project presentation.

The project was divided in three stages:

Strengthening of capacities on the use of water resources, carried out by ICC technicians.
Five systems were installed, two of them have a storage capacity of 15 000 liters and the other three, one of 5 000 liters each. All of them were installed in strategic points: well-known and easily accessible places for users.

World Vision Guatemala delivered plumbing tools to the municipality so that they can give adequate maintenance to the equipment, with the support of the community. These actions will contribute to the self-sustainability of the project.

Azucena Guas, Coordinator of Infrastructure and Sanitation at World Vision Guatemala stated that the technical experience and knowledge of the Institute of Climate Change -ICC- greatly favored the project and allowed its delivery to the community. “We hope to have the opportunity to work again with this institution, and even more if it is for the benefit of communities in need, such as the municipality of Siquinalá”, he added.