Providing Safe Water and Sanitation
Your support of Water Mission in 2020 made a life-changing impact for families in Western Honduras.
Water Mission and the Pentair Foundation partnered to launch Safe Water Western Honduras in 2017. Communities in this region face extreme poverty. To date, this multi-year program has provided safe water and sanitation solutions for more than 31,000 residents.
Celebrating A Hopeful Harvest
In 2020, Water Mission joined the community of Barrio Hernandez in western Honduras to celebrate the installation of our 1,000th latrine in the region. This farming community received safe water and sanitation solutions as a part of the project.
Water Mission’s work in the community included empowering local leaders and facilitating the formation of a Safe Water Committee. These are critical pieces of the puzzle for providing sustainable safe water and sanitation solutions in the community. Although Water Mission facilitates the process, if it is not community-led, the project is significantly more likely to fail. One responsibility that comes out of a community-led initiative is the procurement of locally available materials like sand, rock, and gravel. Another is the provision and supervision of labor to build component pieces of the project.
Through these collective efforts, the residents of Barrio Herndandez can now celebrate having access to life-changing safe water and sanitation solutions.