December 22, 2016, Altavas, Aklan, Philippines - Jopel Guillermo, 19, a student of Altavas College and resident of Brgy beneficiary of the FAO project. The water impounding project is part of FAOs larger effort to improve food and nutrition security in Western Visayas. The reservoir is designed to collect water from the rain, as well as from Gando Falls. It will be equipped with pipes that connect to more than 300 households in barangays Lupo and Catmon. Aside from providing water for drinking and other domestic needs, the water impounding system will also be used to irrigate farms. It will also provide water access to two public elementary schools, which will benefit more than 150 children aged 12 and below.