2,200 Clarity water filters found a home in one of the most remote areas in the world. Honduras is one of Central America’s if not one of the world’s poorest country with more than half of the population living below the poverty line.
While the country is aplenty with natural beauty, beaches, flora and fauna, natural disasters and political instability rattle the Honduras’s efforts of development and advancement.
Living condition in the remote areas are dire and precarious. Although World Vision and other non-governmental organizations helped to set up pipped water access in homes to facilitate the water collection for cooking, cleaning and consumption, water sources became contaminated and the villages were faced with another difficult situation.
Kohler Company in collaboration with World Vision brought the easy-to-use water filters that filter out 99% of bacteria and protozoa to families and community members in need. Access to clean water is essential for everyone and especially for these rural communities to lower the risk of water-borne illnesses.
Clarity water filters contribute to increase members’ abilities to function and carry out daily tasks. Children who don’t have access to safe drinking water often have stomach aches and diarrhea and are not able to go to school.
The contaminated water can cause skin rashes and other ailments that prevent villagers from doing their work and caring for each other.
In the recent donation in Honduras, 20,000 people benefited from the 2,200 Clarity filters. One filter can provide up to 40 liters of potable water a day. The Clarities will be an important addition to these Honduras households, schools, and health centers dispensing water quality that is not only needed but essential for healthier living.
World Vision has been a long-standing partner with Kohler Company. Domestically in the United States, the collaboration had started in 1996. Since 2015, the largest non-governmental provider of clean water in the developing world brings Clarity water filters to the people in need.
Recently, World Vision Asia-Pacific and Kohler have signed a multi-country, multi-sector collaboration agreement to improve access to drinking water and improving sanitation facilities in schools in Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
See our Clarity water filter donation in Puerto Rico here.
Source: some pictures are courtesy of World Vision video.