Conclusion of Guatemala City Garbage Dump Water Filters Project – Part 3
This project has been completed under the direction of Andrea Marroquín, Public Relations for Safe Passage. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.
This project was to assemble and deliver 50 Sawyer PointONE filters to families of children enrolled in the Safe Passage program.
Safe Passage received 50 Sawyer PointONE Water Filters from Water Charity. The filters were granted to 50 families of children enrolled in Safe Passage programs. The Department of Social Services helped identify those families that were in biggest need and/or had little children.
The families received a training at Safe Passage facilities about the proper use and maintenance of the filters. Enrique Diaz, from Cosas Mejores, provided the training to the families and highlighted the benefits and the importance of having clean water at home through these filters.
Safe Passage’s Social Services Department will follow-up and ensure the families are using this filters properly and to evaluate results.
The recipients showed a high level of interest in the benefits of using the filters. The families were very grateful for receiving them. They learned that by consuming filtered water, the risk of diseases such as diarrhea and cholera will be reduced.
Thanks to Water Charity for partnering with Safe Passage to help provide a better quality of life for families from Zones 3 and 7 through these filters.
To read Andrea’s complete report, including more pictures and a list of beneficiaries, CLICK HERE.
We are grateful to Andrea for completing this important project. We applaud the work of Safe Passage, and are thrilled that we were able to complete another successful project together. We again extend our thanks to Michael and Carla Boyle for providing the funding.