Safe Water, Hygiene, and Sanitation for All Trojes Families!
Goal: Good health and prosperity for people throughout the Trojes Region of Honduras.
Our objective is to continue work in Trojes region until all schools and homes have clean drinking water, hygiene education and healthy sanitation solutions.
“What the communities need is empowerment. They want to be part of the prevention and the improvement of their own health.”
– Roberto Fonseca, Resident Nurse, Trojes
Stunning landscape. Beautiful people. Committed to empowering themselves and changing their health.
The Trojes region of Honduras borders Nicaragua and consists of 320+ rural communities. Local industry is agriculturally-based, where smallholder farmers grow shade-grown coffee for export.
Over 50% of the homes have no access to a central water system or basic sanitation facilities. Families utilize streams and rivers as their primary source of water for drinking, cooking, cleaning and bathing. They have no safe place to dispose of human waste.
Open defecation, in combination with agricultural run-off, significantly contributes to contamination of the primary water resources. Diarrheal disease is endemic and a frequent cause of childhood death.
We are committed to implementing sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene education (WASH) programs in all Trojes communities. To date, we have completed projects in 155 communities benefiting more than 27,000 people.
“Our children used to have many infections and gastric diseases. Today, they no longer suffer. The filter and hygiene education have become very important in our lives. Thank you, Pure Water for the World!”
– Sonia Esperanza Velasquez, San Ramon 2, Trojes, Honduras
Be a part of the solution.
Together, we can make the dream of safe water and good health a reality for the children and families in Trojes.