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The Quiché Project

The Quiché project has provided access to drinking water, improved sanitation, and handwashing facilities to 68 communities in four municipalities of Quiché, Guatemala.

A Lazos de Agua Project

Targeted population
6 years
2015 to 2021
End of project article
Partners involved
One Drop thanks our partners in the Lazos de Agua Program: the Inter-American Development Bank, The Coca-Cola Foundation, and Fundación FEMSA — as well as the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, this project's very first financial partner, and Water For People, the Quiché project’s executing partner — for making this life-changing project possible!

Rewatch the December 3, 2020 webinar about some of the lessons learnt, as well as a few actions and strategic decisions that contributed to facilitating sustainable access to water or sanitation services to more than 40,000 people from 68 rural and urban communities in the department of Quiché, Guatemala.
[Watch in Spanish]

Our key strategies

More than 40,000 people from the municipalities of San Andrés Sajcabajá, San Antonio Ilotenango, San Bartolomé Jocotenango and Santa Cruz del Quiché now have access to drinking water; 11,793 people now have access to improved sanitation services; and 43,527 people now access to handwashing facilities with soap and water. This project’s SABC interventions are led by artists’ groups Armadillo, Artzénico and Caja Lúdica. The Quiché project has partnered with Cooperativa Maya Pro Credit to implement Capital component activities.

A·B·C for Sustainability


  • The aim of this project was to increase access to water and sanitation services that are safely and sustainably managed. This was done by building or improving infrastructure, and building the capacity of community organizations and other institutions delivering such services.

Behaviour change

  • This project has fostered the following behaviours through SABC interventions: handwashing with soap and water at key moments, payment of the water service tariffs and home toilet construction.


  • This project has created an enabling environment by developing WASH-specific financial products, by strengthening the WASH supply chain, and by supporting market-based solutions, to increase the pace of access to drinking water and sanitation services.
Visit the Lazos de Agua website
As of December 31, 2021, 40,001 people have benefitted from improved water and/or sanitation services, and 81,349 people have participated in SABC interventions.
As of December 30, 2020, SABC interventions have attained more than 120% of final participation objectives.
of their final participation objectives.
Participants and artists’ groups have created and used a wide variety of SABC products, including mosaics, illustrated books and short films.
28% of the target population improved their access
to water services.

Project Milestones

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