The Quiché Project
The Quiché Program will successfully close at the end of 2020.
On December 3, 2020 from 10 to 11:30 AM (EST) / 9 to 10:30 AM (Guatemala), join us on a webinar, with simultaneous Spanish/English interpretation, 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 around 37,000 people from 60 rural and urban communities in the department of Quiché, Guatemala.
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.
- 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.
- This project fosters 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 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.