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April 2024 - A School-based Water System Installed

Clean Water Now Flows   for  550 Students

The GMP Chukmuk Project Team successfully installed our first school-based water purification system during April 1-8, 2024.  Clean water is now flowing for the 550 students elementary and middle school students. The 22 teachers have placed a 5-gallon bottle of purified water in each classroom and refill it every day.


The GMP water project team and the in-country team of Living Waters for the World  worked with the school principal and leaders.  Together they accomplished and celebrated:

  • Installing the system and training the system operators

  • Training teachers to educate students and the community about health and hygiene

  • Planning for the water project sustainability and water distribution to the community


The school is located in Chukmuk, a rural village of 85 families.  The school’s water source is contaminated with bacteria. Approximately 90% of the students have intestinal problems causing 60-70 absences per day. However, thanks to the purified water, the children will be healthier and not miss school days due to waterborne illnesses and chronic intestinal diseases.

Well done, good and faithful servants


GMP team members from 1st Pres of Englewood, Calvary, and  Covenant DTC: Barry, Ben, Beth, Christi, Cory, Jenny, Loye, and Matt. 

And muchas gracias to the in-country Living Waters staff: Pablo and Luis.

What It Takes to Get Ready for the Installation

  • Teachers renovated the storage room/former kitchen for the water system according with government health & sanitation requirements. The GMP helped them financially to buy materials, such as 2 water tanks, 100 water bottles, a barrel sand filter, and miscellaneous hardware. The Water Committee also identified the water system operators and the teaching team.


  • GMP members inventoried and packed educational supplies and numerous water system components. Airline tickets were also purchased.


  • Pablo Perez, our LWW in-country coordinator, made arrangements for in-country travel and hotels. He also set up a WhatsApp group for the Water Committee and the GMP  to communicate.

A Short Video Tour of the Future Water System Room

Filmed and narrated by Pablo

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