Holopeka Water Project – Tonga

Holopeka, island of Lifuka, island group of Ha’apai, Kingdom of Tonga

Community Description
The village of Holopeka consists of the government primary school, GPS Koulo, a Free Weslyan Church, a Church of Tonga, a Free Church of Tonga, and a
Mormon Church and adjacent Latter Day Saints Middle School, and is home to 253 inhabitants who live in twenty-six household areas with their small livestock, primarily pigs, chickens, and goats, and the surrounding bush land, which is used for sustenance farming and larger livestock (horses and cattle) grazing area.

Project Description
This project is to build a new cement stand to hold the water tank that supplies water to the residents of Holopeka.

Project funds will be used to purchase cement to construct the stand and a new platform for the water tank, and to pay for the shipment of the materials to Ha’apai.

Presently, running water is supplied to the village of Holopeka via a pump and generator that pumps water up to a large holding tank, which sit atop a 6 meter metal-frame stand. The water then flows under pressure from the tank, and is distributed throughout the community by a piping system.

Project Impact
The project will ensure safe water for 253 inhabitants who reside in 26 households.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Alicia Green

This is a critical project, as the water to the village is in imminent danger of being cut off, which would lead to severe sanitation and health issues.

The project arose from the community, and there is tremendous support from its members, both for the labor and the materials for construction.

Time is of the essence, and our ability to enable this project demonstrates the validity of the Appropriate Projects model.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 This project has been fully funded. However, we encourage you to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Peace Corps Volunteer Alicia Green of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Alicia and/or those of her counterpart PCVs in Tonga.

This project has been completed. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.