Local partner: Company of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.

Geographical area: Bolivia: Municipality of San Ignacio, Moxos Province, Indigenous Territory and Isiboro Sécure National Park (TIPNIS), Department of Beni.

El Salvador: Canton El Cedro, municipality of Panchimalco, Department of San Salvador.

Description: The Company of the Daughters of Charity since its foundation in 1633 has been committed to education, as a privileged means for the integral formation of children and young people. They have a network of 30 schools in different Latin American countries, most of which are located in very impoverished neighbourhoods.

This support from the Parentes Foundation in Bolivia is aimed at improving the state of the water supply installations of the Instituto Técnico Medio Agropecuario Kateri Tekakwitha (UEITAKT), an institution of secondary education at middle and higher technical level. The water distribution system has been rehabilitated with an elevated tank for the toilets, showers and modules of the institute, an electric pump for water storage has been installed and the toilets, showers and washing facilities have been refurbished.

In El Salvador, the support is for the repair of the well and water supply at the Roberto Marciano Marzari School. With the repair of the pump and the motor of the well, water has been provided for the daily use of the children of the centre, for the kitchen service in the children’s dining room, for the irrigation of vegetables, fruit trees and ornamental plants, and for the service to people in the community when there is no water in the canton.

Scope: The project benefits a total of 193 students and 31 teachers from both schools, who benefit directly from the rehabilitated water facilities.