Sustaining livelihoods and water security in the Amazon

Clean Water For Yachaikury School

This is an update about another great project we have helped to fund with our partner The Amazon Conservation Team (ACT). We invested in a clean water project to help ensure water supply reliability in the Yachaikury School.

The project aimed to modify the Yachaikury water supply network through a new pipeline system design. It places water collection points at strategically prioritized sites and improves the Yachaikury crop and nursery irrigation system for increased productivity.

Yachaikury Student

La Pedregosa Creek

Water Intake

The water intake of the Yachaikury aqueduct system was built in the mid-basin of the La Pedregosa creek, whose course is within the Yurayaco indigenous reserve. Drainage capacity enables a year-round water flow.

This concrete infrastructure has a 120-meter volume and functions to catch the creek’s water to supply Yachaikury headquarters.

The reservoir is connected to a tank that filters the captured water. The tank is covered by a metal top that prevents debris and dirt falling into the water system.

Aqueduct’s Impact on Quality of Life

Approximately 140 Yachaikury students (50 girls and 90 boys) have improved quality of life due to the installation of the aqueduct. They now have access to clean water for drinking, food preparation and personal hygiene.

Nelcy, the student coordinator of Yachaikury, states: “With the improvement of the aqueduct, the frequency of gastrointestinal diseases, skin pimples and rashes have decreased. Now the members of the educational community consume water of excellent quality.” 

Waira Jacanamijoy highlights: “The fact that now ‘chagras’ (traditional small gardens) can also be permanently irrigated greatly improves our livelihood security as well.”

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