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Site Assessment 2012 - EWB-USA SUN

  1. 1. Site Assessment 2012Matazano, Guatemala
  2. 2. Review 1) 1st pre-organizational meeting in March 20112) Jodi G, Scott L, Emily R, Louis F & others have EWB- USA experience in Bolivia & Guatemala; Dan B w/ Peace Corps experience in W. Africa 3) Metz has worked in Ch’orti’ Maya region for 22 years4) 5-day inspection of Ch’orti’ area with local NGOs in November 2011
  3. 3. May 23 – June 10, 2012 3 tasks:1) Census w/ GPS of all households + water qualitysampling (Scott, Aida, Johanna, Jodi, Brent)2) Photovoice workshop – accessing communityhealth needs (Jodi & Brent)3) Analysis of water system (Louis, Ben, Jan, Josh,Brent, Jodi)
  4. 4. Photovoice
  5. 5. PhotovoiceAssessing health needs through participants’ eyes 17 participants from 11 of 12 sectors Challenges/obstacles: no photo experience, afraid to make mistakes, planting season, ashamed of malnutrition & disease
  6. 6. Photovoice: Results water quality © 2012 Florinda Humania Aguilar
  7. 7. Photovoice: Results access to water © 2012 Paula López Gutiérrez
  8. 8. Photovoice: Resultshome construction, hygiene © 2012 Florinda García López
  9. 9. Photovoice: Resultshome construction, hygiene © 2012 Florinda Humania Aguilar
  10. 10. Photovoice: Resultshome construction, hygiene © 2012 Gilma Natalia García Raimundo
  11. 11. Photovoice: Resultshome construction, hygiene © 2012 Marta Alicia Súchite Ramírez
  12. 12. Photovoice: Results lack of food © 2012 Paula López Gutiérrez
  13. 13. Photovoice: Results trails & bridges © 2012 Elma Súchite Ramos
  14. 14. Photovoice: Results trails & bridges © 2012 María Nilvia Vásquez López
  15. 15. Photovoice: Results Little to no healthcare © 2012 Gilma Natalia García Raimundo
  16. 16. Community Survey
  17. 17. CensusHousehold summary data. Subdivision Sector Households People Elev. Min. Elev. Max.Matazano Centro 1 61 286 2500 2780 2 43 259 2630 2740 3 42 248 2227 2643 4 30 184 2600 2733 5 54 316 2605 2795 6 47 284 2700 2915 7 44 266 2730 2945 8 14 75 1904 2199Pinalito 1P 57 271 2715 3066 2P 39 239 2430 2645 3P 21 105 2345 2950 4P 26 176 2630 2980SummaryMatazano Centro 335 1918 1904 2945Pinalito 143 791 2345 3066Total 478 2709 1904 3066
  18. 18. Typical Housing
  19. 19. Water Delivery to Homes
  20. 20. Water Quality Sampling
  21. 21. Methods
  22. 22. Incubation
  23. 23. E. Coli ResultsBiological water quality sampling results, E. Coli. Result Number Percent Non Detect 15 34.09 1-100 CFU/100 mL 12 27.27 ≥ 100 CFU/100 ML 17 38.641. ND = Non Detect2. CFU/100 mL = Colony Forming Unit/100 milliliter of sample.
  24. 24. Source Water Assessment• Groundwater or spring water is typically sheltered from contamination but surface water is open to many contaminants.• Filtration and/or disinfection is required to remove the contaminants.• Chlorine disinfection is logistically and socially difficult
  25. 25. Map of MatazanoHouseholdsand Parts ofWater System
  26. 26. Water Supply Source
  27. 27. Non-functioning filter at source
  28. 28. “Capacity”• Defined as their ability to operate their water system – broken into three categories – Technical – Managerial – Financial• Matazano has essentially no capacity in any of the categories.
  29. 29. Components of Capacity
  30. 30. Next Steps• Develop a formal Memorandum of Understanding, laying out goals, steps, responsibilities, and limitations• Analyze potential improvements and develop an implementation plan• Coordinate monthly with Nuevo Dia, who will serve as the liaison to Matazano leaders• Team to travel to Matazano twice a year for follow up and potential project construction

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