Global Brigades is an international non-profit that empowers communities to meet their health and economic goals through university volunteers and local teams.

Current Water System Projects

Volunteers work alongside community members and local technicians to construct water systems custom-designed for rural communities. See some of our current water projects below. Projects are listed by those that need the most work, alphabetically.

Ghana

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Ekumfi Obidan, Ghana

In 2016, Global Brigades and its partner, the Ghana Water Company, installed 3 new standpipes in Obidan, providing clean water to over 630 people.
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Mbrobotor, Ghana

In 2015, Global Brigades and its partner, the Ghana Water Company, installed 1 new standpipe in Mbrobotor providing clean water to over 371 people.
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Ekumfi Ebuakwa, Ghana

In 2016, Global Brigades and its partner, the Ghana Water Company, installed 3 new standpipes in Ebuakwa providing clean water to over 1,690 people.
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Akra, Ghana

In 2015, Global Brigades and its partner, the Ghana Water Company, installed 3 new standpipes in Akra providing clean water to 1,398 people and 233 households.
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Ekumfi Srafa Aboano, Ghana

In 2015, Global Brigades and its partner, the Ghana Water Company, installed 3 new standpipes, and rainwater harvesting units in Srafa Aboanoo benefiting over 1,170 people.
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Otabanadze, Ghana

In 2017, Global Brigades and its partner, the Ghana Water Company, installed 4 new standpipes in Otabanadze providing clean water to over 1041 people.

Honduras

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El Junco, Honduras

Global Brigades worked with the community of El Junco to build their own water system after years of struggle with a neighboring community over their shared water source.
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El Junquillo, Honduras

In 2014 Global Brigades built a water system in the community of El Junquillo, where people had previously relied on increasingly dry hand dug wells for decades.
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El Ocote, Honduras

After years of struggling with a system that only provided water for 20 minutes per day, community members of El Ocote partnered with Global Brigades to build a new system…
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El Ojochal, Honduras

Global Brigades built its first water system in the southern region of Honduras in the community of El Ojochal.
Completed

El Retiro, Honduras

El Retiro, one of the more remote communities Global Brigades has worked in, lacked the resources to build there own water system, but came together with GB volunteers to solve…
On Going

Altos de Estiquirin, Honduras

Global Brigades has assessed the water situation in Altos de Estiquirin and is preparing for construction to begin in 2019.
On Going

Copal Arriba, Honduras

Global Brigades is seeking funding to drill a well in Copal Arriba. Once the community members reach their fundraising goal, construction will begin.
Completed

El Zurzular, Honduras

The initial project in Global Brigades' first Holistic Community was the water system completed in El Zurzular in December of 2009.
On Going

El Picacho, Honduras

In March 2017, GB completed the design of the El Picacho water system and is currently seeking funding to start construction.
Completed

El Saucito, Honduras

In June 2016, GB completed the design of the El Saucito water system. Construction was completed in September 2018.
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Fray Lazaro, Honduras

While most of Fray Lazaro already had access to water, volunteers worked with community members to build a small water system to serve the neighborhood of El Cimarro, which had…
Completed

Granadilla, Honduras

After years of working on a solution to the nearby community of Granadilla's water problems, Global Brigades was finally able to support them with a water system finished in 2015.
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Guaricayan, Honduras

Volunteers and community members took only 2 months to construct a new water system that now serves over 165 people in Guaricayan.
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Los Terrones

In July 2017, an engineering assessment was conducted by Global Brigades staff. Construction began in March 2018 and was completed in November 2018 to benefit over 500 people.
On Going

Los Izotes, Honduras

In September 2016, GB completed the design of the Los Izotes water system, and has the funding to complete the water system. Currently, GB is seeking a partner to support…
Completed

Luminapa, Honduras

In March 2017, GB completed the design of the Luminapa water system and is currently seeking funding to start construction.
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La Concepcion, Honduras

After years of carrying water back to their homes from shallow wells around the community, the people of La Concepcion partnered with Global Brigades and their local government to build…
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Coyol de Linaca, Honduras

With the enormous support of Rotary Club Choluteca, Global Brigades and community members have completed the construction of a new water system in Coyol de Linaca.
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El Censo, Honduras

Global Brigades built a new water system in 2017 in El Censo, a community very near by the volunteer lodging facility of the same name.
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Liquidambos, Honduras

Volunteers and community members from Los Liquidambos built the community's first full scale water system together in 2013.
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Los Hatillos, Honduras

After many delays and obstacles, Global Brigades built its largest water system to date in Honduras with the support of volunteers and the community members of Los Hatillos.
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Buena Vista, Honduras

After many years of technical assessments, Global Brigades was finally able to complete a new water system in Buena Vista thanks to the help of many new partners.
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Los Huatales, Honduras

In collaboration with a local foundation and the Honduran government, Global Brigades built a new water system to serve three communities including Los Huatales in 2016.
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Casillas, Honduras

In collaboration with the local government, Global Brigades staff, volunteers, and community members, repaired and expanded the water system in Casillas.
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Cuscateca, Honduras

Global Brigades volunteers and community members worked with the support of World Vision to build a new water system in the community of Cuscateca in 2016.
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Pajarillos, Honduras

After suffering for years in dry season, Pajarillos completed their new water system in 2010 with the support of Global Brigades.
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El Cantn, Honduras

El Cantón struggled with water quality and quantity for years due to poor design of their prior, shared water system. Volunteers worked for an entire year in the community to…
Completed

Palo Verde, Honduras

Global Brigades volunteers partnered with community members in Palo Verde to build their first full scale community water system in 2012.
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El Jiote

In March 2018, Global Brigades completed a pump water system benefiting over 400 people in the community of El Jiote.
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El Encinal, Honduras

Global Brigades supported the community of El Encinal to improve their access to water by redesigning and reconstructing their water system.
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El Espinito, Honduras

In collaboration with World Vision, and the municipal government, Global Brigades and community members finished a new water system in El Espinito in 2016.

Nicaragua

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Ermita de Saraguasca, Nicargua

In 2016, Global Brigades completed a new water system in the community of Ermita de Saraguasca in collaboration with a local NGO, AVODEC.
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La Corneta, Nicaragua

In September 2016, Global Brigades completed a new water system in the community of La Corneta in collaboration with a local NGO, AVODEC.
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La Naranja, Nicaragua

Global Brigades partnered with Water for People and the municipal government to complete a water system for over 700 people in La Naranja in 2016.
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5 Communities Project, Nicaragua

Global Brigades partnered with Water for People and the municipal government to complete a combined water system for 5 communities, finishing in March 2017.
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Las Cureas, Nicaragua

Global Brigades began a partnership with Las Cureñas as part of the Water Program in November 2017, with brigades starting in December 2017.
On Going

Anita, Nicaragua

In 2019, Global Brigades began an assessment of a new water system in the community of Anita in collaboration with the Municipality of Jinotega.
Completed

El Hatillo, Nicaragua

In 2019, Global Brigades completed a new water system in the community of El Hatillo in collaboration with the Rotary Club.
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Ochomogo, Nicaragua

In 2017, Global Brigades completed a new water system in the community of Ochomogo alongside the local NGO Fundacion San Lucas. This system provides clean water to 200 beneficiaries.
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Sierra Morena, Nicaragua

Global Brigades began a partnership with Sierra Morena as part of the Water Program in April 2018, with brigades starting in May 2018.

Panama

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Pueblo Nuevo, Panama

Global Brigades began a partnership with Pueblo Nuevo as part of the Water Program in January 2016.

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