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We plan on returning to San Lucas this coming January (the 5th to the 10th).  We are incredibly grateful for Rotary International for considering our proposal to finish Sanik-Ya and Chitulul - two Guatemalan communities in San Lucas Toliman.  Mr. Jim Zenner, Larry Fogelquist, Jon Kaufman, Dwight Poage and Joe More than 160 families own land there on the outskirts of San Lucas. With the help of Furman students, we collected baseline data on current water, sanitation and economic situations.  We have raised $40K so far!  In addition, the Watsonville Rotary Club generously donated $10,000.  We are awaiting the news from Rotary about the balance of future funding.

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posted Jan 21, 2016, 9:06 AM by Bruce Clemens   [ updated Aug 18, 2017, 6:29 PM ]

We just returned from an exciting and successful trip to San Lucas Toliman.  Bruce and Michael Gresalfi met up with Joe Wakely.  They spent more than a day with San Lucas' mayor - Ing. Moises Miza.  Our first stop was to visit our latest project in Sanik-Ya and Chitulul.  We met with Rotary clubs in Iowa who are leading a project with Agua del Pueblo in Barrillas, Huehuetenango.  

Here's the summary video of the trip:

It'll take less than four minutes.  Thank you for watching.  Please let me know if I can provide any additional information.  Also PLEASE let me know if you are interested in our next trip: April 7-17, 2018.

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posted Oct 15, 2009, 8:02 AM by Bruce Clemens   [ updated Nov 16, 2015, 5:30 AM ]

Thank you Sanik-Ya, Chitulul, Furman's Global Sustainability Club, Agua del Pueblo, Rotary Clubs of Santa Cruz and others of California, The municipality of San Lucas AND Francisco Juarez! 

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posted Oct 15, 2009, 7:59 AM by Bruce Clemens   [ updated Jan 30, 2015, 1:59 PM ]

Agua del Pueblo (AdP) has recently completed water project designs of three more communities. The first is La Estancia in Joyabaj, El Quiche.  We originally worked in Joyabaj following the earthquake in 1976 that killed 30,000.  Joyabaj was one of 
the municipalities that was hardest hit.  The proposed project is a pumping project from a spring.  162 families have asked AdP to help.  The preliminary cost estimate is $173,000.
The second is for 152 families in Montenegro, Barillas, Huehuetenango.  Father Bill Woods lived in Barrillas and encouraged AdP to get involved.  This is a gravity fed project.  The estimated cost is $117,000.
The third projects for Colima I, San Pablo, San Marcos.  This is the largest project for 266 families at an estimated cost of $387,000.  As far as cost per person, this project is quite effective!  Maintenance costs will be minimal with a spring fed gravity system.

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