- Have people fully understand that the reason for cisterns is lack of an improved water source or having water that is terribly contaminated with fluoride and arsenic.
- Have people fully understand that the cistern water is free from those poisons and they should never drink water from wells.
- Have people understand that they can improve their water and health even more by integrating disinfection steps to improve the cistern water and eliminate any biological contamination.
- Have people learn how to self-construct their water harvesting system and maintain it to get maximum benefit from it.
May 19, 2016 Yesterday, after going to Nombre de Dios with Chela and Abel, we returned to CEDESA for additional planning of our new global grant (GG1524911) for 319 more water harvesting cisterns in San Miguel, Dolores Hidalgo, San Diego Union and San Luiz de la Paz. Present were Chela, Abel, Meche, Benigno, and Ceci. We reviewed first the progress on the new education program and the principal objectives of that program. Meche has been working hard with Wendy Coulson to develop the program and didactic materials to go with that. We all agreed that in a nutshell our goals are: