Josefina Villamar School
Total donations: $14,572 | Partnership: Since 2016
The primary need for the Josefina Villamar Obando School, located on the river Napo, in the Yarina Ecological Reserve was access to clean water.
The 25 children ages 5 to 12, are from the Quichua San Carlos community in the Amazon. The school provides a basic education, and has a recreational area, including an indoor soccer field and a children’s play area.
The river was the primary source of water, used for cleaning and drinking, and children were often ill from drinking the contaminated water. Grand Circle Foundation funded a borehole, water pump and filter to provide a steady supply of clean water.