Honduras is one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere with 65% of the population living in poverty. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 55,000 people died in the Americas from unsafe water andpoor sanitation in 2000. So it’s no wonder that in rural, remote Honduras, communities have had little chance of ever having access to safe drinking water. Pure Water for the World, a US-based non-profit organization is working to help solve that problem.
A recent article in Honduras Weekly profiled the work of PWW in the Trojes region of Honduras where half the homes do not have access to clean drinking water:
“In Trojes, Honduras, only about one in two households has access to clean water and safe and improved sanitation, a statistic that has clear detrimental health implications for the community. Pure Water for the World, a United States-based nonprofit, is seeking to improve family health by partnering with communities to provide water, sanitation and hygiene solutions to some of Honduras’ most remote and underserved regions. “Pure Water is a boots-on-the-ground organization,” said Pure Water Executive Director Carolyn Crowley Meub. The non-governmental organization, which began work in Central America in 1994, employs a project model that works directly with clients to foster high levels of community support and interest.”
Going forward, Pure Water is committed to providing 100% of the communities in the Trojes region with safe drinking water, hygiene education and sanitation. To help, visit the Pure Water for the World's website at www.purewaterfortheworld.org.
To read the rest of this Honduras Weekly article, follow this link: http://www.hondurasweekly.com/2013021116505/news/volunteerism/16505-pure-water-for-the-world-offers-health-to-communities-in-trojes.html
About Pure Water for the World
The goal of Pure Water for the World is to prevent children from suffering from painful and debilitating waterborne diseases caused by drinking contaminated water and by improper hygiene habits. They do this by providing sustainable safe drinking water filtration systems, latrines, and hygiene education to families and communities in Haiti and Honduras. Learn more at purewaterfortheworld.org.