In March of 2012, 25 students on a MEDLIFE Mobile Clinic in Tena, Ecuador helped complete a hygiene project alongside community members for an elementary school in the community of Pivichita. Recently constructed in 2005, the school currently consists of 35 students and three teachers.
Pivichita is a remote community in the Ecuadorian Amazon that lacks adequate infrastructure and access to basic services such as clean water, hygiene services, and waste removal. Community residents cannot access the services available only in bigger cities; some members' houses are far even from local sites such as the community school.
This project especially benefits the school children (6-12 years old), who once went to the bathroom in the surrounding jungle brush. With proper hygiene service areas, they are able to continue their education with minimal interruption and with dignity.