Health is a true gift from God, and it is a blessing not to deal with continuous bouts of illness when it comes to family life. For the families on The Mountain, it is no different, however, without proper drinking water sources, households rely on water from mountain streams and water collectors, resulting in precarious health conditions.
For those who have the opportunity, their only option is to buy purified water daily, which becomes a great burden on the economic situation of their households; for the rest, the deterioration of their health is inevitable, suffering diseases related to parasites and malnutrition that drastically affects the physical, academic, and intellectual development of children.
That’s the reason why at MDM Honduras we believe that providing families with a source of potable water is fundamental to improving their living conditions, as it benefits every family member, from the youngest to the oldest; it significantly reduces the cases of stomach diseases due to parasites and other more serious ailments; and at the same time, it benefits the family economy by removing the need to buy purified water.
It is amazing to see the young mothers answer the call along with their babies and to see in their eyes the hope of giving their little ones a better diet just by filtering the water they get. After setting up their water filtration system, they happily go home holding in their hands one of the most valuable tools for the good health of their family.
This 2022, we have distributed 261 water filtration systems free of charge, benefiting an equal number of families in the communities of La Balastrera and San Matías. But we have not finished yet, we will distribute 60 more filters in the community of Jocomico a week before Christmas.
We thank the First Baptist Church of Kilgore for their invaluable support for the benefit of so many families on The Mountain.