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Where has the Safe Water System been used?
Peru

Project Partners

  • PAHO/Centro Panamericano de Ingeneria Sanitaria y Ciencias del Ambiente
  • GTZ
  • ADRA/OFASA
  • Ministry of Health

 


Target Populations/Location

  • Coastal region
    • Santa Toribio de Mogrovejo, distrito de Chiclayo, provinica de Chiclayo, departamento de Lambayeque

  • Sierra region
    • Dos de Mayo, distrito de Pucara, provincia de Huancayo, departamento de Junin
    • Chucos, distrito de Pucara, provincia de Huancayo, departamento de Junin
  • Jungle region
    • Quisto Central, distrito de Pichari, provincia de La Convencion, departamento del Cusco
    • Mayapo, distrito de Sivia, provincia de Huanta, departamento de Ayacucho

Project Design

  • Implementation of a community-based project

Intervention Elements

  • Sodium hypochlorite solution produced locally using appropriate technology
  • Locally produced, 20-liter plastic containers with spigots
  • Community education

Project Start Date

  • January 1996

Results of Project Evaluations

  • Preliminary studies in late 1996 showed acceptance rates of the intervention at higher than 80%

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