Chalite Community Center Construction

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Chalite Community Center Construction
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Community Name: Chalite
Country: Panama
Volunteer(s) Name: K. Lincoln
Volunteer(s) Homestate: Michigan
Funds requested were: $1480
PPCP #: 525-035
Year of project approval: 2004
Project located: yes
Projects started in Panama 2004 (2).
Chalite Community Center Construction, Quebrada Tula Rural Health Services Improvement
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Info about the Chalite Community Center Construction

Chalite is a small community of 250 people deep in the rainforest of Bocas del Toro, Panama. The founders of Chalite are members of the Ngabe indigenous tribe, the largest indigenous population in Panama. Their ways of old do not include living in communities, but they have realized they need to work together to improve their lives and preserve their culture. As such, they would like to build a community house where they can hold meetings, conduct workshops, house books, store tools, and offer shelter to the people of Central Diara, who come to Chalite each year for several weeks when their town is flooded.

The community will contribute the wood, sand, rocks, half of the food, and labor needed to construct the house. They are requesting you assistance to purchase cement, rebar, nails, paint, roofing materials, and tools as well as pay the cost of transportation, which is by dugout canoes through river and sea. To be able to provide the long-term maintenance of the building, the Chalite community will lend the tools, purchased for this project, to community members for a small price. One person, elected each year, will be responsible for lending the tools, collecting the money, and and ensuring tools are returned in good condition.

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