Water is Life on the Navajo Nation, USA
The Navajo Nation consists of about 200,000 Navajo Indians living on 25,000 square miles of reservation. Currently, about 70,000 do not have inside running tap water and/or toilet in their homes and 44 percent of their youth are in poverty. The Navajo Nation is in the States of Arizona, Utah and New Mexico, USA.
These homes have no electricity and their water is delivered into above ground 50 gallon holding barrels in their yards by a water truck and then carried into the home by small containers.
Our objective is to install underground cisterns that will pump running water into 25 homes at a cost of $4,500 US per home for a total of $112,500 US and includes installation. The water system is furnished by DigDeep and consists of a 1,200 gallon in-ground cistern, solar panel, battery, electric pump, water filter, water heater, cabinet with sink and gray water leach field. Our Rotarians will provide hands-on assistance at time of installation.
We want to complete all 25 installations during this Rotary year 2018-2019.
We are fully funded from clubs and districts within the USA. We now need funds from clubs and districts outside the USA to comply with TRF requirement of 30% from international funding.