Adopt A Navajo Grandparent
Many Navajo Elders live without running water, electricity, or bathrooms.
Provide and Install 2kW tracking solar PV off grid power system including batteries and inverter
Provide a solar heated 4’6” X 8’ X 6” enclosure
Provide a 500 gallon water tank, pressure pump, and piping to existing hours plumbing
Provide UV lights to kill bacteria
Perform safety survey
Assess condition of plumbing, propane, electrical, and bathrooms.
Cost per System Phase 1: $25,000 (Contributions needed between $5 to $25,000 to make a System a reality of an Elder)
Many Elders do not have toilets or indoor plumbing
Provide and install indoor plumbing, kitchen sink, cabinet, bathroom sink, shower, composting waterless sustainable toilet
Provide and install a grey water system to second-use water for a garden
Provide and install a solar thermal hot water system including a 120-gallon water heater, and solar thermal capability for space heating of the bathroom as well as domestic hot water
Bathroom will be adapted for use by disabled
Cost Phase 2: $37, 500 (Contributions needed between $5 to $25,000 to make a System a reality of an Elder)
Many homes have no electrical wiring or light fixtures.
Labor and Materials: $2,750
Many Elders have bathrooms but due to hard rock septic tanks could not be installed. In this case we have a solution to build a room like a water closet with just a composting toilet off the existing bathroom
Remove and Cap Off the toilet, install composting toilet and a black water line.
Labor and Material: $15,000 to $17,500
Most residents haul water as there are no water line to the homes and no potable water sources. There is not enough rainfall for catching rainwater. We are installing a 500-gallon tank to provide a month of drinking water and water for sanitation. We want to install another 1,500-gallon water storage tank. The tanker truck that hauls water had a capacity of 2,000 gallons so we want to haul in the full capacity due to the remoteness of the homes. This saves expense of having to make multiple trips.
Cost of Exterior Rated Storage Tank, Stand Alone Gravity Feed Phase 1 500-gallon pressure tank, concrete and trenching: $4,000 (including labor and Material)
We take clean water for granted in America. Many Navajo elders do not have clean water. They haul water from livestock, windmills, or unclean sources and the water is tainted with E-Coli, Coliform bacteria, and parasites. Many elders suffer from water born diseases, dysentery, parasites, even cholera and typhoid. The livestock and domestic animals also suffer from unclean water. We want to hire a Sanitarian to monitor the water at the residences at least every quarter to make sure it is remains clean for humans and animals. The cost per month is $3,500.We are looking for an individual or group to underwrite this cost.
We want to train Navajo Interns. The unemployment level is over 50%. The interns are from Navajo Technical College and they need lodging, fuel and meals. Please sponsor an Intern at $1,500 per month.
Donations are tax deductible.
Make payments to:
8522 East McDonald Scottsdale AZ 85250.