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Water Brigades at University of Nevada Las Vegas is a discipline of Global Brigades, the world's largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. The University of Nevada Las Vegas chapter systematically works with more than 300 other university groups around the world to deliver and implement one of nine skill-based programs that benefit more than 130,000 Honduran, Panamanian, and Ghanaian community members annually.

Water Brigades empowers communities to access sufficient clean water through infrastructural development, water treatment, community leader training, and education.
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University of Nevada LV Honduras March 2014
$6,086 of $6,246
97% of goal
Completed, Thank You!
6 volunteers needed
100% of goal

When: Mar 15 2014 12:00 AM to Mar 21 2014 12:00 AM

Volunteer Activity Description:
Water Brigade volunteers will spend 7 days in Honduras implementing a water system to prevent water related illnesses in a community with limited access to a sufficient quantity and quality of clean water. Volunteers receive a comprehensive introduction to the water issues by seeing the community’s current water situation first hand, and meeting and discussing the issues with community members and leaders. With a holistic understanding of the community’s challenges and the Water Brigades’ solution, volunteers work side-by-side with community members to construct the new water system. Volunteers may work on a piping system, water storage unit, small dam, water treatment unit or another infrastructural project. Additionally volunteers partner with the community’s Basic Sanitation Committee and provide education and training to proliferate knowledge about proper water use, and proper sanitation and hygiene practices. With a sufficient quantity of properly treated water and proper sanitation and hygiene practices, community members can cut off the connection between water and illness and ultimately live healthier and more productive lives.

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Made a donation to University of Nevada LV Honduras March 2014 on behalf of Monica Garcia
Mar 13, 2014

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Made a donation to University of Nevada LV Honduras March 2014 on behalf of Monica Garcia
Mar 13, 2014

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Made a donation to University of Nevada LV Honduras March 2014 on behalf of Josselyn Aguilar
Mar 09, 2014

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Made a donation to University of Nevada LV Honduras March 2014 on behalf of Josselyn Aguilar
Mar 08, 2014

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Made a $500 donation to University of Nevada LV Honduras March 2014
Mar 07, 2014