The Quiché Project
A Lazos de Agua Project
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]
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.
- 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.
- 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.