$8,920 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 60 people in 6 months
Created November 1, 2017
Project about clean drinking water:


We are a group of 72 exchange students in the age of 15-19, all in Peru, thanks to the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. We come from 13 different countries; Germany, USA, Finland, France, Austria, Denmark, Brazil, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Canada and Switzerland.  We live with hostfamilies from the whole country, where we meet a new culture, and also learn a new language. Peru is the only country, where the exchange students take part in the charity work of Rotary. 

We have chosen to make the project in the following places: Pucallpa, San Pedro de Manati and the inhabitants of island Amantani, which we visited in September.

Information about PUCALLPA:

The village Pucallpa is located in the district of Indiana, the province Maynas, in the part of Peru called Loreto. To reach the village, you have to fly 1,5 hours from Lima to Iquitos, and afterwards about 2 hours on boat. In Pucallpa lives about 67 families, who mainly works with harvest of rice and bananas, and fishing in the Amazon River.

Pucallpa has one school, with 42 students, thanks to the 2 volunteering teachers. To go to “Secundaria” (high school), you need to travel to Santa Rosa, a bigger village. They don’t have electricity, nor access to clean water. A few of the families have installed solar cells.

The inhabitants drink water from the polluted river. The water from the river is also used to wash their dirty clothes, shower and to cook. Trash, from Iquitos, is floating in the water. The inhabitants burn the trash, which creates a very polluted smoke, that can cause diseases. The water from the river is also brings awful diseases, which causes the people – mainly children – diseases and infections, so the children dehydrates faster, which is very dangerous. The closest hospital is in Indiana, which takes 1 hour in boat to get to.

Information about SAN PEDRO DE MANATI:

The village San Pedro de Manati is also located in the district Indiana, the province of Maynas and the part of Peru called Loreto. Just like Pucallpa, you get there by boat.

The exchange students of last year built a school for the students of Secundaria (high school), and also a filtrationsystem of water. Since then, everything has changed about the village; the citizens have gotten way happier. The water has changed everything, and sicknesses happen more rarely. Before, about 4-5 people were sick each week, and now it is 1 or less a month. Many of the houses have solar cells – and the village also has a payphone.

In October, 5 exchange students travelled to Pucallpa and San Pedro de Manati, to see what the people miss the most. Since the exchange students of last year have done so much for the city, the only thing they noticed, was the roof of the school. The roof of the school is very bad, and made of a material, that makes it awfully hot to be in school, when the temperatures peak. We want to give the school a new roof, in a material, that wont heat up the classrooms like saunas, as it can cause dehydration, and also the students wont be able to concentrate.

Information about the island AMANTANI, PUNO:

The island Amantani is located close to the city Puno, in the Lake Titicaca. Amantani has more than 3000 inhabitants, who all speak Quechua, one of Peru’s native languages. The inhabitants of Amantani works with agriculture and grazing/harvesting.

The condition of the people on Amantani is significantly better, than the people who live in the jungle. In September this year, we lives 2 days on the island, hos hostfamilies. Here we painted the local school, and in the morning we woke up early to help the families water their grass and harvest. It was a very special experience, but also very interesting to live like they do – although it was a huge eye-opener, as we realized how lucky we are, and how much we have, compared to others. The inhabitants of Amantani are very closed and asocial, but they receive tourists. 


The biggest part of our project takes place in the village of Pucallpa. Here we are going to build water towers, that are going to filter the dirty water from the Amazon River. The water will be treated in chlorine and aluminium, and afterwards run to another tower, that will filter it. The next 25 years the village will be guaranteed 98% clean water. The last 5 years, the Rotary Club of Iquitos have supported our projects regarding clean water – they also support our projects this year, a big thank you to them.

Goals of the project:

– To reduce the parapsychological diseases, caused by the dirty water

– To fight the sicknesses that causes physical illnesses 

– To fight malnutrition of the children

Who will the project benefit?

– The project will benefit the 67 families, that consists of adults, children, and the elderly – but also the next generation.

– We are aware, that our fundraising says "Fundraiser for Jonathan Cain" – Jonathan Cain is a father of one of the exchangestudents working on the project, and he has been so kind and helpful with managing the funds for our project. A big thank you to Jonathan!

Budget for construction of water towers and filtrationsystem:

Dipstick of iron – amount: 25 – price pr. piece S/30 –                                          total price S/750
Stone of cement – amount: 35 – price pr. piece S/25 –                                       total price S/875
Rent of truck (for sand) – amount: 1 – price pr. piece S/300 – total price S/300
Wire – amount: 50 kilograms – price pr. kilo S/6 –                                               total price S/300
Copper wire – amount: 20 kilograms – price pr. kilo S/6 – total price S/120
Wood for shuttering – total price S/600
Ribbon of wood (5x2) – amount: 6 – price pr. piece S/20 –  total price S/120
Ribbon of wood (4x2) – amount: 15 – price pr. piece S/15 – total price S/225
Lotion of zink – amount: 25 – price pr. piece S/25 –                                            total price S/625
Tiles of zink – amount: 3 – price pr. piece S/15 –                                                total price S/45
Carpentry nails – amount: 3 kilograms – price pr. kilo S/8 – total price S/24
Screws – amount: 5 kilograms – price pr. kilo S/7 –                                            total price S/35
Scaffolding – total price S/4500
Storing of materials (such as euro pallets) – total price S/850
Carbon filters – amount: 2 – price pr. piece S/1200 –                                        total price S/2400
Accessories, tube and suction hose – total price S/1000
Water tank for 1100 liters – total price S/1090
Motor pump 2” – total price S/1100




In this village the total price of the entire roof is around S/3000, dollars $931,33.

Goals of the project:

– To help the students of the school, so they can have a good and undisturbed schooling, without risking dehydration

Who will the project benefit?

The project will benefit the 42 students of the school


On the island Amantani, we will help the inhabitants in becoming more open, and develop themselves socially – the inhabitants are, as written, very closed and isolated. Therefore we will make some activities with them, to open them socially.

Goals of the project:

– To help the inhabitants of the island developing socially

Who will the project benefit?

– The project will benefit the inhabitants of the island

A message from the exchange students:

The project of the exchange students year 2017/2018, Rotary International, is to help the villages Pucallpa and San Pedro de Manati – Indiana – Loreto in the jungle, and the inhabitants of the island Amantani, Puno.

From October 12th to 15th 2017, 5 exchange students travelled to Pucallpa and Iquitos. It was a trip of work, because they had to visit multiple villages, to find out, what our project of this year will be. In the villages, they looked for the most critical conditions, where they found out, that the situations of water and schooling are critical.

We know that the project will be a huge help to those who need it, but for us exchange students it is also a possibility to make a difference for this country, Peru, by using our resources, possibilities and creativity, to create a better world. We have come to the conclusion, that the biggest problem in Pucallpa is the health, which is ruined by the dirty water. It is a HUGE problem. We have asked ourselves; how can a village live without clean water? We are almost in 2018! We have to do something. The youth is not the future, but the present. Water is a fundamentality, water is life. Water is not a luxury, but a building block in a healthy life, a healthy community. It is a basic human right. And that is why, we have decided to make this project, and give the community of Pucallpa filteret, clean water.  It is the starting point, of an effective development of the community, and a more fair world.

We are collecting money, to accomplish our project. We do this in different ways – for example by organizing multicultural lunches, with food from each country – we also have a special night coming up – our Noche de Los Talentos (Talents night) on December 5th, where all of the exchange students contribute with what they’ve got – we present both dancing, singing, poetry, music and much more. In a part of our Talents Night, we will also present our project.

But we need help, so our project can be achieved, and become reality. We are looking for economical support, so we can help the communities, who live in extreme poverty. We are all working very hard, to reach our goal.

We have made a fundraising page, where you can donate money. It would help us a ton, if you would collaborate with us, and we appreciate every cent we receive. We are so happy and blessed to be a part of this volunteering project, and we would love for it to come true. The money is for our project AGUAMOSLO JUNTOS – but we have to say, that gofundme charges 3% of the total amount of money, we collect.

By supporting us, not only will the name of you/your club be shown in our presentation of Noche de Los Talentos, but it is also your opportunity to help a community in need, and give them a secure future.

We are entrepreneurs, we are the world. Let’s do this together. Let’s give them water together!


Contact us:


Facebook: www.facebook.com/aguamoslojuntos

Instagram: @aguamoslojuntos

Snapchat: aguamoslojuntos

Fundraising: www.gofundme.com/aguamoslojuntos20172018

With love,

The exchange students of Peru 2017/2018

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