Having clean drinking water is very important to maintaining healthy communities. Drinking clean water improves overall health by decreasing the use of sugary drinking and reduces illness and deaths associated with contaminated water. In 2010, the first 50 water filters were distributed in the poorest sector of Nueva Suyapa, a neighborhood in Tegucigalpa.
Since then, we have provided water filters to hundreds of families, with the goal of providing a water filter to every household in the community. After receiving a water filter, Health for Life volunteers provide the necessary education and follow up for effective use of the filters. The filters have a reported profound effect on the health of the community.
Clean Water is Living Water: Read how this has impacted people’s lives
Watch this video to see how the filters are made: