Update on Joyabaj Water Filtration Project

As part of Rotary’s water filter project in Joyabaj, Guatemala, Engineers Without Borders students are conducting training with various women’s groups to help them understand the importance of health and hygiene.  The training will occur in the following sectors of Joyabaj, which are serviced by the water filter project: La Libertad, La Democracia and La Feria.


On January 15th, a group consisting of Peace Corps volunteers, Engineers Without Borders students, and local hospital representatives facilitated a training with 65 women aged 30 or older  from Barrio La Libertad. They covered topics of the municipal filter projects, water sources in the pueblo, proper methods of water purification, and healthy hygiene habits. All participants received a calendar with good health and hygiene practices portrayed in pictorial fashion for each month of the year – a “constant reminder” to those who went through the training. A similar activity is planned for La Democracia on February 2nd.