Living Without in El Onal

El Onal, a small community in remote Trojes, Honduras, is located almost 5,000 feet above sea level.

Ovidio Vasquez, Martha Dominguez and their three children — Yimy (9), Bairon (8), and Yensy (1) — moved to El Onal from Las Delicias, a community where the family had full access to clean water on a daily basis. In El Onal, however, the family’s only access to water is a contaminated water source.

Soon after moving to El Onal, Martha noticed that the family members, particularly the children, were getting sick, primarily with stomachaches and diarrhea. There could be several reasons for this increase in illness, but Martha believes it is most likely due to the water they consume.

In Delicias, Martha was responsible for the maintenance of the water filter at their local community school. Therefore, she is aware of the purpose and the significant benefits of clean water filters. Martha also knows that BioSand filters remove harmful pathogens and can transform unsafe water to safe drinkable water. She anxiously awaits the day that the Pure Water for the World team will reach her community.

“I am really hopeful that one day, hopefully soon, my community will benefit from Pure Water for the World’s project. Surely, that will contribute to improving the health and wellbeing of my family and my community members.”

This #GivingTuesday, your donation will help families waiting for clean water, like Martha’s. A donation of just $300 brings lasting clean water and essential hygiene education to an entire family. Your gift, of any amount, will transform lives. Donate today.