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Our Projects

CONAPAC is a Peruvian non-profit organization whose mission is to promote conservation of the rainforest through education of its stewards, the people who live along the Amazon and Napo Rivers. Our centerpiece project is the Adopt-A-School program, which is strengthened by workshops and complemented by service and sustainable projects in river communities.

Clean Water Systems--Water Treatment Plants

  • clean water signAlmost all children in the villages along the Amazon and Napo Rivers consume water directly from rivers, streams and ponds. This water contains many parasites that cause them to be become ill and malnourished. Community water treatment plants produce potable water and significantly improve the quality of life for river residents.
  • CONAPAC's simple four-stage filter system is assembled in the city by our own staff. The parts then are transported by boat to the community for final construction. Community members work with our professional concrete tower contractor. Some of the systems have rain catchment systems or have elevated floors where yearly flooding can be expected.
  • Village leaders and other members of the communities we serve see the value of clean water for their health and their children's. The desire of the communities to have their own water plants has continued to grow and our donors are responding accordingly. We now have water in 31 rainforest villages along the Amazon and Napo Rivers.
  • CONAPAC hosts a "Water Workshop" before community water treatment plants become fully operational. Providing education for all members of the community reinforces the merits and responsibilities of producing and consuming clean water, leading to a more successful and sustainable long-term project.
  • Puinahua water treatment plant
    CONAPAC also monitors the treatment process, trains operators, and tests the water for one year after construction. Our partnership continues as long as communities stay in the Adopt-A-School Program, our baseline marker for well-organized community leadership.

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