Because drinking water contamination is a dangerous and prevalent problem in Guatemala, vulnerable children and struggling families often get sick because of contaminated water diseases. Understanding this serious reality, One More Child provides a water filter for each of the families in our program.
Our Global program had been able to provide 60% of our sponsored children’s families in Guatemala with filters when West Bradenton Church donated 145 more. They even joined our One More Child Global team on a mission trip this summer to deliver some of the filters in person!
Raily was one of the sponsored children whose family received a new filter. Before they received their filter, Raily and her family often drank water from a contaminated water source. The family would boil the water before drinking it when they could, but the purification process was time-consuming and expensive. As a result, the children were often ill, kept home from school and from playing with friends. With the filter, the family immediately started to feel better.
We thank God for our partners like West Bradenton Church who help us meet the unique needs of our sponsored children and families.