Palo Verde Apaneca
Location: El Salvador
Julia Esmeralda is 23 years old and lives in a mountainous area in Apaneca with her daughter Raquel who is 6 years old and Nehemias 18 month old. She has spent her whole life on coffee farms and she shared with us how the whole community had been drinking water from contaminated streams. Recently a community project built a pipe system to pumped water from the stream to their yard., but the water was still full of sediment especially during the raining season.
Ever since Raquel was a little girl, she has always complained of stomachaches and diarrhea due to the local water issues. Because of this, she has been spending the little money she has to buy bags of water because she stand the flavor of boiling water. The family is so thankful to now have access to clean water that won’t cause them harm and health issues.
Julia said, “Thank you so much for all your support to our families with these water filters. Hopefully you will come again very soon to help even more households in this area. In the meantime we will share our filters with those who have not yet received one.”
On Nov 17th we provided 146 families access to clean drinking water. We will be back soon to continue to bring health and healing to this community.
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