Updates from Paya’


Today we visited Paya’ to work with community collaborators and ACOTCHI. One bridge out with a scary little ride across an improvised log bridge, but otherwise the road was actually in quite good shape. There was a lot of damage in Paya, and the community is quite unsettled, in fact a lot of talk about relocating the village en masse. All in all, three houses destroyed and a few others damaged. Water service was interrupted in all 3 sectors for several days. Luckily, we were able to finance the replacement of the tuberia, so all sectors are back on line as of today. We also delivered a limited number of Q Beta filters to the families most affected. Medical care underscored the water interruption – everyone we saw was suffering from diarrhea. We will be back next week.