With the support of RAW, Wine To Water was able to work deep in the Amazon jungle to provide clean water to those in need. Departing from Leticia, Colombia, we quickly abandoned the roads and took to the waters on a 15 foot boat. After hours of navigating the Amazon river, the WTW team arrived in the small community of Cheneria Peru.
Cheneria is a small community along the Amazon composed of the indigenous Ticuna tribe. This community is prone to flooding in the rainy season and droughts in the dry season, the people are in great need of a secure water source.
When the WTW team arrived, the only source of water was scarce rainwater and the river; both are typically contaminated sources. After 3 days of hard work, the team was able to rehabilitate the well and install a raised platform to protect it from flooding. WTW also provided a basic WaSH education in the local school and distributed 100 hygiene kits.
Over 150 adults and 70 children in Cheneria now have access to safe drinking water all year long.