Guatemala | In action since 2008
Poor nutrition, safe drinking water and lack of sanitation affect many communities in Guatemala. Enactus students from University of the Valley of Guatemala, South Campus, sought to address those issues by creating Home, a set of services that aims to share clean drinking water and sanitation skills with families, leveraging abundant resources such as rainwater and nutritional plants.
Impact(s): 7 systems installed in homes, resulting in $96.00 in savings per home; 2 systems installed in schools, resulting in $106.50 in savings per school.
What’s next: Creating an accessible social enterprise that offers services at low cost.
This project advances these key Global Goals:
Eng. Mario Morales
Volunteer hours invested in project:
Our proudest moment of the past year:
Participating in our National Competition.
Biggest challenge from the past year:
Native languages of other cultures.
Team described in one word:
When Melissa saw friends in Enactus generating ideas and projects aimed at helping to resolve problems of people who need solutions, she says she had to get involved as well. For two years, she has been an active member and speaker for her team; Enactus has helped her to lose her fear of speaking to large crowds, she says. “The biggest success I had with Enactus is to have represented Guatemala in the 2015 World Cup in South Africa, and I did it as the results presenter,” says Melisa. Majoring in agricultural engineering, she plans to graduate in March 2021.
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Pablo enjoys helping people and making a difference in his community; those compulsions drew him to Enactus when he learned about it at university three years ago. Now the Vice President of Strategic Development, he’s also a speaker during competitions. Collaborating to improving the quality of life for others is one of his favorite things about participating in Enactus, says Pablo, who is majoring in industrial engineering and plans to graduate in March 2018.
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