Today, 1.1 billion people do not have access to clean drinking water. 1.1 Billion! It is a staggering and sobering number but thanks to your support this number is getting smaller. Recently the small village of Coniri Uncasuca, Bolivia approached CHOICE Humanitarian to help them with a water system. This village has seen how access to water has changed nearby communities and they are ready to do whatever it takes to bring clean drinking water to their village. Currently they carry water from a mossy spring multiple times a day. It is a time consuming chore and the open spring is susceptible to pollution that causes illness, especially in children.
The village leader, Erasmo Ticona Jilir Mallku, said, “We are seeking support to help make our dream of clean water come true because water is life and very important to the growth and development of our community.”
Because of your support, planning for this project is already under way. Water projects like this one are happening all over Bolivia. In a few weeks a CHOICE expedition will be traveling to the village of Pomamaya to work on a similar water project. Not only do these projects provide access to a vital resource, they build on the community’s leadership and ability to make future dreams come true. Thank you so much for your ongoing support. It does make a difference.