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Katie B
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the project

We are designing and implementing a rainwater harvesting system at our teaching center in Las Marias, Puerto Rico. We would like this system to serve as an educational tool for visitors of the center. It will also provide an alternative, reliable water source for our farm. We need your help to raise the funds to complete the installation. Any donation is much appreciated!

The tax deductibility of your contribution may be affected by goods or services received. Please contact your financial advisor with questions regarding your donation.

the steps

First we will design the rainwater harvesting system. Once all of the details are finalized we will acquire the materials necessary. Finally we will install the system into our teaching center.

why we're doing it

This project has a multifunctional value for Plenitud and the community. Our town water supply is currently an unreliable source. This water harvesting system will provide water security at our teaching center which often hosts more than 50 people at a time. This system will also serve as an educational tool both within and outside our local community. 


REVISED BUDGET(as of 12/12/14):

SUBTOTAL = 3500.00
ioby Platform Fee  35.00
3rd Party Payment Processing Fee (3%) 105.00
TOTAL TO RAISE = 3640.00

Water Cisterns - $2,000 ~ Paid for by Plenitud

Poured Concrete Floor for Water Cistern - $450 ~ Paid for by Plenitud

Classroom Gutters - $400 ~ Paid for with the help of USDA funding and Plenitud

Installation of Gutters - $300 ~ Paid for witht he help of USDA funding and Plenitud

Design and Implementation Labor - $2500 ~ WE NEED YOUR HELP!!

Misc. Materials for System (incl. pvc, pumps, downspouts) - $1000 ~ WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Light weight structure with trellis as sun protection for cisterns - $300 ~ Paid for by Plenitud


SUBTOTAL = $6,950
ioby Platform Fee  $35
3rd Party Credit Card Processing Fee (3%) $209


BUDGET TO BE DISBURSED (as of 2/18/15):

RAISED = $3,733.00
 less ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
 less 3rd Party Payment Processing Fee (3%) $107.71

Design and Implementation Labor - $2500 

Misc. Materials for System (incl. pvc, pumps, downspouts) - $1000 



Hey Everyone!

Just sending out an update on the current stages of the Rainwater Harvesting System at the teaching center here at Plenitud!

We are very grateful for all the help we have recieved for this project, both with the fundraising and the implementation process thus far. Since January we have had the opportunity to host multiple schools from all over the United States participating in Alternative Spring Breaks. We were fortunate enough to be able to focus in and work with a couple of these groups specifically with the Rainwater project. Xavier University from Ohio spent their whole week with us with an intentional focus in Water Conservation and Sustainability. We were able to collaborate with them in the teaching and designing of a system for the teaching center. Following this group, we began implementing their design with University of Massachusetts in Boston.

We will be posting more updates on our blog. Please check this site out when you can to get news and photos on ongoing projects and events here at Plenitud.

Thanks for all the support! We are forever grateful.

-Plenitud Family


After a few months of the fundraiser for the Rainwater Harvesting System we have reached beyond our goal! 

Thank you all for the contributions and support! 

Just a few updates...

*If you would like a tax-excempt receipt for your donation, you can contact Lauren Patti, a Leader Success Strategist at IOBY. You can reach her by email at or call her at 917-464-4515 with extension number 6. She will be able to send you the receipt.

*Also, with your donation you can receive gifts based on your contribution (see main campain page for details). Please respond back to us with your mailing address if you would like to receive the gift and we will send it as soon as possible! 

Thanks again for all the support, we are forever grateful!

We will post pictures either here, on our social media sites, or email you all some updates on the progress of the Rainwater Harvesting System! We are looking forward to continue sharing with you about this project and more to come! Thanks for all the love! 

Paula, Katie, Hannah, Susie, and Naina



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