Across the Globe Children's Foundation projects funded under our Clean Water initiative include those that implement clean water sanitation systems and provide water filtration to poor, underdeveloped, and remote areas. Below is just one example of a project we have solely funded.
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Honduras is the least developed country in Central America. As such, nearly one-fifth of the rural population does not have access to safe drinking water, and almost 50% do not have hygienic toilets. Further, with a six-month dry season, families rely primarily on women and girls to walk long distances in search of water.
Developing clean-water sanitation systems is essential to reducing dangerous, sometimes deadly diarrheal illnesses—90% of which are due to unsafe water, poor sanitation, and insufficient hygiene—and giving young girls the opportunity to attend school.
Our work with Water1st International included partnering with them to construct a clean-water sanitation system to bring safe, clean water to the remote village of San Sebastian, Honduras. Not only did this initiative include the water system construction, it focused on providing toilets, hygiene education, operations and maintenance education of the water system to the village, and overall education on how land use directly affects the watershed. Long term success is the goal of our work in San Sebastian.