Today I visited the Guarderia in Llanos de Pinal, where we previously installed a solar hot water system. I am delighted to report that the system is a hit and functioning properly. The kids love it. According to Lidia, who manages the Guarderia, 6 kids can have a nice hot shower on a typical day. Pictured here are two photos I took yesterday. Here’s some background on the project that I wrote about March 31st.
“In the community of Llanos is an outstanding community organization and project locally referred to as The Guarderia, funded jointly by two organizationsâ€“one US-based, Jovenes Juntos and the other Xela-based, Pop-Wuj. The project provides day care for toddlers, and after-school homework assistance for a total of 42 children. AIDG was asked to build a water tower and solar hot water system, because there is both a lack of reliable water, and the cold climate presents a health hazard as the children refuse to shower in cold water. Water towers are not in the scope of AIDGâ€™s outreach projects, but Jovenes Juntos was able to raise funds for the project, an AIDG intern (civil engineer, Kelli Horner) designed the tower, and I found a contractor and organized a few volunteers to build the water tower structure.”