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Victoria LoParrino's Fundraiser:

H20 for Hipolito

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Victoria LoParrino

THE STORY:

Hi, my name is Victoria LoParrino.  I study Biochemistry at Binghamton University, and I am a member of Binghamton University’s Engineers Without Borders. 

Growing up, I always had access to everything I needed, especially clean drinking water.  For this reason, it was easy to not realize the conditions people in other countries are forced to endure.  This project focuses on Hipolito, an Amazonian village in Peru.  In this village safe drinking water is extremely hard to come by.  The water collected and used for drinking in Hipolito is contaminated with various diseases and parasites leading to many dangerous health issues. 

My organization is working with Amazon Promise to build a water harvesting system in Hipolito, Peru.  Rainwater harvesting systems have proved to be the best option for communities in need of drinking clean water in river villages.  This system is a simple, sustainable, and easy to operate and maintain.  This system does not require people to have special technical skills to keep it up and running for the future.

If you have any questions feel free to email me at vloparr1@binghamton.edu

Amazon Promise wrote -

The combination of safe drinking water and hygienic sanitation facilities is a precondition for success in the fight against poverty and hunger (WHO). Each year, 1.6 million people die from diarrheal diseases (including cholera) attributed to lack of access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. Amazon Promise, along with its partner organizations, are continuing to look for ways to reduce poverty and improve health in the Peruvian Amazon! Our vision is to install rainwater systems in many more villages. We also want to work with each family in the villages to install the composting bathrooms. With clean water and clean, safe toilet systems, that’s more than half the battle to maintain a healthy successful life.

The Team: $2,815 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Michael Stanek

Amount Raised

$1,075

 

72% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Gregory Gaglione

Amount Raised

$555

 

22% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Carlos Arce

Amount Raised

$355

 

14% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Katie O'Donnell

Amount Raised

$225

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Dylan Linder

Amount Raised

$200

 

8% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Rebecca Trackman

Amount Raised

$150

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Colleen Kelly

Amount Raised

$125

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Benjamin Meyers

Amount Raised

$100

 

4% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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