The initial phase of our Rain Catcher project for Los Quinchos began in the summer of 2012. Vision of Change installed a 1,000 gallon water containment for the Agriculture Center at La Finca to collect rainwater for the animals’ daily water needs. We installed this small system as an educational tool and to supplement the water demand in caring for the animals. During this trip we accessed the annual water demand at the Agriculture Center for the production of sustainable food source. Our goal – to harvest enough rain water during the rainy season to reuse during the dry season for crop irrigation. The benefits of drip irrigation to conserve water and increase crop yields would be a huge benefit for Los Quinchos, in food production for the children and reducing food expenditures.
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