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Purified Water Systems Brought To Developing Villages Through Team Effort

Posted by on 11/15/2010

Clean water, a luxury many take granted, will finally be brought to the citizens of the small Mexican village, Cedralito, on the Yucatan peninsula. The village already has a water source for its residents, however, the water contains disease causing microbes that inflicts diarrhea so severe that many children of this small village die before they even reach the age of five.

The creation of this water filter system for the village of Cedralito was inspired by members of a church that regularly sends volunteers on mission trips to the Yucatan peninsula area. During a trip focused primarily on constructing a church building within the area, a few members of missions team began discussing the organization Living Waters For The World, a national organization that trains mission trips on building filtered waters systems in developing countries, and from their an idea and a project was born.

The decision to bring purified water to the area was an easy one as many of the team members saw not only of the need for a purified water systems within the village of Cedralito but also in many surrounding villages on the Yucatan peninsula. However, the training and the money required for these projects are not inexpensive.

The purification water systems projects requires twenty-five to thirty thousand dollars to implement as well as six of its members to receive formal training from the Living Waters For the World organization. The teams has currently been raising money for year and is nearing their goal required to implement these purification systems.

The water filter systems will first reach 300 to 500 residents on it?s initial implementation with plans to expand. A retired school teacher will educate the residents of Cedralito how to utilize the water purification system as well once it completes.

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