Richard and Elin Lawrence presented a program to the Watertown Rotary Club at their weekly meeting on Wednesday, April 25th at the Grand Oak Villa.

Attached is a photo of Richard Lawrence, from the Manchester, CT rotary Club giving an update on the El Pericon Guatemala Project, a clean water project started by the Manchester Club. El Pericon is located in the northern highlands of Guatemala. The village has a population of 450 inhabitants (75 families). Currently the community suffers from a lack of water in their homes. The women and children must walk 45 minutes each way to gather water from small springs; in the dry season they must go further to distant springs. The Watertown Club is helping with the funding that will provide running water and a 3-compartment sink, construction of gray water filters, improved vented pit latrines and raised vented stoves for each family.