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The Quiché project

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

A Lazos de Agua Project

37 000
Targeted population
5 years and 4 months
May 2015 to September 2020
Quiché
Guatemala
US$9,700,000
Budget
Ongoing
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!
Our key strategies

More than 37,000 people from the municipalities of San Andrés Sajcabajá, San Antonio Ilotenango, San Bartolomé Jocotenango and Santa Cruz del Quiché will gain access to drinking water; 9,900 people will also have access to improved sanitation services; and 5,700 people will have 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

Access

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

Behaviour change

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

Capital

  • This project creates 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.
Results
As of June 30, 2018, 16,500 people have benefitted from improved water and/or sanitation services, and 59,000 people have participated in SABC interventions.
As of June 30, 2018, SABC interventions have already attained more than 85%
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.
Access to water for targeted communities increased by more than 24%
during the first half of 2018.

Project Milestones

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