The municipal water is not safe to drink, but the cost of bottled water is prohibitive for many people in living in this area. Therefore, intestinal illnesses are common, and all to often lead to serious illness and premature death. This project allows people to buy a 5-gallon jug of water for 4 Quetzals (about 55 cents). The street price varies between 9-15 Quetzals.
Guatemalan women often carry heavy loads on their heads.