Basic Sanitation and Engineering Program

The General Goal of the Basic Sanitation & Engineering Brigades Program is to providing the necessary infrastructure to the community and help them aim to better living conditions.

We work on the improvement and repair of rural community members house buildings by constructing Pilas (traditional cement water storage which is used to keep extra water for the general household usage and, especially during summertime, when as a general Municipal Authorities rule, water has to be rationed to prevent water crisis), rooftops, toilets, floors in the houses, repairing of house walls and eco-stoves, so with these program projects we intend to contribute preventing common diseases such as common cold, coughing, dermatologic diseases, fungus and athlete foot, gastrointestinal, diarrhea, parasites and respiratory illnesses.

In the same way we created a family educational program in which we will emphasize the importance and the benefits of the appropriate usage and care of these projects and how they will contribute to the population general improvement.

As a priority, the Construction and Basic Sanitation Brigades Program is starting the run-up on the construction of the Community Soup Kitchen Building and also building classrooms at the local rural school which is currently in bad conditions.

Projects and their benefits to the communities

The current particular situation in the community

  • No access to an appropriate education and hence no possibilities of expecting to have a good employment position.
  • Due to low job incomes, they are not able to have access to the basic health needs.
  • Lack of knowledge and inadequate habits make people vulnerable to a poor quality of life.
  • Poor access to technologies
  • No opportunities or possibilities of getting incentivized by external social development encouragement
  • Improvement of houses buildings at El Hatillo, Cantarranas

    All the families have different issues to solve at their houses, such as problems related to floor, rooftop, stoves, toilet and shower, pila, outside main hall.

    Involvement of volunteers.

  • Volunteers will be able to share time and experiences with the local members while they comprehend the cultural and social differences and reflect on the situations seen and the different ways with which we can create a positive impact on the lives of people in need.
  • Cultural exchange of volunteers with the locals and the way they will feel encouraged to empower and care about the projects accomplished at their own villages.
  • The way these projects will help change, improve and affect in a positive way the population living conditions.
  • Seeing different people, different language and different cultural aspects, the local community people will feel encouraged to work harder to achieve their own goals, with this they will be more conscious about taking care of what they were given.
  • During their time on brigade work at the community, the volunteers will be able to work and help on several activities assigned by the project leaders, depending on the most basic needs of each case, for example, Basic Sanitation and Engineering Program volunteers will be working under professionals supervision on mixing sand, gravel and cement concrete, making brick walls, carrying construction materials where needed, and some other activities related.

  • Basic Sanitation improvement in the community.


  • To avoid common diseases caused by inaproppriate infrastructure conditions.
  • Raise people their self-esteem.
  • Improve the community image.
  • Social economic development.
  • Increase the property value.
  • Inheritance of an adequate property to their children in the future.
  • Make people aware that they can improve their current situation and that they deserve to aim for better living conditions.
  • Final Goals:

  • Help people in need with basic resources.
  • Apply and realize projects that will make a positive impact in benefit of the local population.
  • Make the projects to be empowered by the local rural members of the communities.
  • Establish sustainable social economic development projects so the community members will be able to fulfill an auto-sustainable life.