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.