Country facts

Slightly smaller in landmass than Massachusetts, 33.5% of Belize’s 300,000 inhabitants live below the national poverty line. Though virtually all urban communities were estimated to have access to drinking water in 2008, that figure was only 86% in rural communities*. Like Guatemala, tropical hurricanes and seasonal flooding between July and December cause latrines to easily overflow into communal water sources, spreading E-coli and other bacteria that cause waterborne diseases. An estimated 62% of populated settlements in the country are located in areas prone to flooding.*


Projects

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  • Population: 708
  • Region: Toledo
  • Project: WASH program and school water infrastructure repair & development
  • Date Completed: in progress
  • Partners: All Saints Parish Mission Team
  • Total Cost: TBD

Pueblo Viejo has a number of hand pumps like the one the students in the photo that the students are getting a drink from. The school needs their own water source that doesn't dry out, and hopes to set up a water treatment business to sell clean water to their neighbors. 

  • Population: 120
  • Region: Toledo
  • Project: LifeStraw Community Water Filter
  • Date Completed: June 2015
  • Partners: All Saints Parish Mission Team
  • Total Cost: $2,520.80

The community of Santa Cruz now is able to provide clean water for over 120 students at the local school with their LifeStraw filters in two classrooms.

  • Population: 230
  • Region: Toledo
  • Project: Sawyer Water Filters
  • Date Completed: March 2015
  • Partners: All Saints Parish Mission Team
  • Total Cost: $3,404.43

The families in San Lucas now each have a Sawyer Water Filter to provide them with safe drinking water. This project benefits 30 families, the health center, and the community school.

  • Population: 110
  • Region: Toledo
  • Project: LifeStraw Community Water Filters
  • Date Completed: June 2015
  • Partners: All Saints Parish Mission Team
  • Total Cost: $3,474.80

The community of San Marcos is now able to provide clean water for over 110 students at the local school with their LifeStraw filters in three class rooms.

  • Population: 250
  • Region: Toledo
  • Project: Sawyer Water Filters
  • Date Completed: March 2015
  • Partners: All Saints Parish Mission Team
  • Total Cost $3,404.42

The families in Machakilha now each have a Sawyer Water Filter to provide them with safe drinking water. This project benefits 30 families, the health center, and the community school.

 

 

*Belize: Water supply and sanitation estimates (1990-2008)". WHO/UNICEF