Saving lives

In the Metropolitan Area of ​​Asuncion, there are at least 405 settlements, it is estimated that more than 35,000 families live in these areas. At the Central Department level, it is estimated that about 100,000 people live in precarious settlements, which represents 6% of the population in this department. All of these communities have a high population density resulting in a higher risk of contagion from Covid-19.
Our goal is to install at least 135 more sinks in key locations in 11 settlements. Specifically in María Auxiliadora; Santa Catalina, Ñande Roga Rekavo, Refugio Navidad; Tapyira; Sagrada Familia, Alianza Unida, 24 de Octubre de Luque, and in key places in the riverbanks of the Paraguay River.

Answers to frequently asked questions

What is the campaign about?

  • Habitat for Humanity develops a national campaign that aims to install, at least, 135 handwashing stations in informal settlements of Luque and the riverbanks in Asunción. This action will mitigate the spread of COVID 19 in communities with a high index of overcrowding.

Every year Habitat Paraguay launches an annual campaign to build healthier bathrooms. This year, with the pandemic, handwashing has become one of the most effective ways to reduce the contagion of COVID 19; this is why adequate hygiene is in everybody’s hands.

What is the campaign’s goal?

  • Our goal is to install 135 handwashing stations in high transit areas in 11 settlements. The handwashing stations will be installed in relevant locations for the community such as; community kitchens, health units, chapels, and other high transited areas.

These 11 settlements will receive the stations. In Luque, the communities are María Auxiliadora, Santa Catalina, Ñande Roga Rekavo, Refugio Navidad, Tapyira, Sagrada Familia, Alianza Unida, 24 de Octubre de Luque, as well as in 2 communities located in the riverbanks of the Paraguay River.

How long the campaign lasts?

  • It will run from October to December 2020, and the goal is to install at least 135 handwashing stations or more, according to how much will be raised.

Why it is important to install handwashing stations in these settlements?

  • There are at least 405 settlements, it is estimated that more than 35,000 families live in these areas. It is estimated that more than 35,000 families live in these areas. At the Central Department level, it is estimated that about 100,000 people live in precarious settlements, which represents 6% of the population in this region.  All of these communities have a high population density resulting in a higher risk of contagion from Covid-19.

How can people help?

  • Anyone can help by donating or raising among family and friends its equivalent to USD 227. This contemplates the infrastructure, the provision of hygiene supplies to guarantee its maintenance for three months, and awareness materials. The installations of these handwashing stations will be in close coordination with community leaders. Each handwashing station will be of great use to an average of 150 people.

How to support?

 Does someone living abroad can donate?

  • In fact, many people living outside Paraguay support our different programs. Donations are received through our website www.habitat.org.py/donaciones. For more information, you can email us at cfleitas@habitat.org.py.
  • If you need a receipt for tax exemption in USA please donate through the Habitat International page and make sure to specify which country you are sending your donation to.

Learn about the studies on settlements carried out in Luque and Asunción

Today more than ever we must work together.

Know more about the diagnoses about settlements in Luque and the Southern riverbanks in Asunción.

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