A Promising Community with a Water Problem: El Jicarito

Mount Sinai/Jicartori: The site of the new adobe school is impressive. It looks like it has been a great project. Freddie and the community appears very engaged and enthusiastic. They will meet and gain consensus around how they might address their most pressing shared concern: water. It is an interesting and challenging situation with three quadrants in need of water, and some interesting infrastructure remaining from the plantation that could be used more broadly. It is a complex challenge that will require more assistance. We look forward to hearing more from the community.

 

In the short term, they have asked for assistance with clearing the newly drilled well on the site of the school building. We will discuss as a WOC team if we can fund that immediate repair (~$1000) to provide water to support the completion of the construction and for shared use by the school and local community.