Water Project Trips
The per capita income of the Guatemalan people is less than $1200 per year. Literacy rates are very low, infant mortality is high, access to medical care is limited, and there is no clean water in the country. Our part in the rebuilding of the Guatemalan society lies within these issues. We believe that everyone has the right to clean water and medical care. Our goal is to help the people of Guatemala achieve these rights through sustainable medical care and water programs.June 1-8, 2013: Exciting trip, surveying current water systems, testing wells and filter usage. Lots of adventure on this trip!
Reserving Your Place
Please note that there are a limited number of spaces available on each trip and that volunteers will be accepted in the order they are received.
The following are required for reserving your place on a Refuge Water Drilling Trip:
- Online registration: make sure you note that the date of the trip and that it is a water drilling trip
- Waiver and Consent Form
- Copy of current passport
- Copy of your airline travel itinerary (you are required to handle your own airfare - please note, designated flights for your trip can be found on this web page)
- Fee of $800, which covers all lodging, t-shirt & drilling supplies to be used on the trip. A nonrefundable $100 deposit is required with your application; the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to departure date. T-shirts and travel packet will be sent to you when the balance is paid.
As part of your donation to Refuge for the mission trip, you will have insurance coverage. Click here for a sample of the insurance we carry on each traveler. Let us know if you need more information.
Sarstun is a small aldea (village) along the Sarstun River which delineates the southern border of Belize with Guatemala. Sarstun lies along the river where it empties into the Gulf of Honduras. There are no roads in or out, making it accessible only by boat. Subsistence fishing is the way of life for those living in Sarstun. People living in the villages in the mountains off the Sarstun River are subsistence farmers.
Click one of the buttons below to send your mission fee or deposit, using your PayPal account or a credit card:
$800 full fee
Mission trip balance (fill in the appropriate amount)