One thing is certain, the more we do this work – the more connections we need. This means a great deal of our efforts are centered around the formation of partnerships. Just this week we were joined in Perú by a team from Living Waters for the World (LWW). The team, made up of dedicated members from Westminster Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN, have helped to place over 20 water filtration systems throughout Perú.
A number of years ago, the LWW team from Westminster placed water filtration systems in the Casa Girasoles in Ica and Urubamba. The sophisticated multi-stage systems have the capacity to filter 300 gallons of clean water per hour. However, the systems require a level of ongoing maintenance. For a number of reasons, our systems have fallen into disrepair. The LWW team is here to ensure the systems at the Casa Girasoles are operating at their highest capacity and providing clean, safe water.
Filtering clean water for use in the homes is fantastic. We know the value of providing access to perishable water to the boys in our homes. The systems are, however, having an impact beyond just the four walls of our programs. The units also provide clean water for the staff to take home and use with their families; and for partners and collaborators in the communities close to the Casa Girasoles. In many ways – the LWW units are a bridge to clean water for entire communities.
We are really thankful for all the partners that help to make a big difference in the communities we serve - especially from partners from LWW and Westminster Presbyterian Church Nashville, Tennessee.
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