Safe water changes lives in a way that’s affordable, holistic and long-term. This Christmas, consider making an investment that sponsors a portion of or an entire water project and you might just find your own life changed in ways you never expected.
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Here are five communities ready and waiting for a water project to be installed:
1. Portales, Guatemala
Funds Needed: $4,500
The Lluvias de Gracia Church is located in Portales, Guatemala – a community with the highest crime rate per capita of any other province in Guatemala. Running water in Portales is extremely limited and few families can afford to purchase bottled water, so contaminated hand-dug wells are often used for household use and drinking. The church believes that safe water will be the first step toward improving the community and making it a safer place to work and live.
2. Léogâne, Haiti
Funds Needed: $10,000-$12,000
This seaside community has experienced great hardship over the years, including immense structural damage and lives lost during the 2010 earthquake. But God is at work. Today, Léogâne is growing and its people are starting to rebuild. In 2014, Healing Waters is joining in the transformational work that Heart to Heart International is already doing in this community and will work together to launch a water project. This will happen in the Santo area of Léogâne, where thousands of people are in desperate need of safe water.
3. El Triunfo Camp, Mexico
Funds Needed: $11,000
For this project, Healing Waters is teaming up with El Triunfo Conservation Fund (FONCET) to bring safe water to the El Triunfo Camp located high up in the Sierra Madre mountains. This unique and remote project site requires a 12-kilometer hike on a narrow, slippery, rocky trail that climbs to 1,900 meters above sea level. Even still, it hosts large groups of visitors each month and is in desperate need of safe water.
4. Antonci, Dominican Republic
Funds Needed: $10,500
A tiny community of about 160 families, Antonci is located in the Monte Plata province of the Dominican Republic. Extreme poverty, a culture of dependency, and economic depression have overtaken the community, leaving very little hope. Healing Waters’ partner Food for the Hungry in the DR (FHDR) has been working in the community to develop leaders and offer hope, encouraging Antonci to grow and become more self-reliant.
5. Cité Soleil, Haiti
Funds Needed: $15,000
Cité Soleil is famous for being one of the poorest, most dangerous, and highest populated slums in Port-au-Prince. Yet, even in such a dark place, there are rays of light. Pastor Fils-aime Jean Luxonne and the members of his Nazarene church have a strong vision and passion for change in Cité Soleil. Not only is there immense need for safe water, but they believe that a water project will make all the difference in connecting and healing their neighbors.