El Obraje, Honduras
Honduras is a new country for Agua Viva. Our second system in Honduras was completed in May 2018 by a new team of eight volunteers. The system was planned to be installed in January of 2018, but the election unrest in the country forced Agua Viva to delay the installation until May. With an “all clear” sign from our new in-country coordinator, Rigo Rios, Agua Viva dispatched our team and the system was installed in record time. The celebration was Friday, and by Monday, two days later, all 500 children in the elementary school were drinking pure clean ozonate water from their new personal water bottles (all provided by Agua Viva). What a blessing! The teachers could not believe that they had been drinking that dirty water for all of those years!
After two fanstatic installations already in 2016, Agua Viva got ambitious and signed a covenant with friends in a NEW country… Honduras. With humble beginnings at the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS, Agua Viva was able to identify a small rural area in great need of purified drinking water at the Iglesia Metodista Unida in Quisgualagua, Honduras. This impoverished village consisted of mostly women with a woman pastor at the church, a women superintendent at the school, and now a woman System Operator for their new water purification system. So, in October 2016, a group of dedicated volunteers installed a complete system, conducted a fully blown Health & Hygiene Education Program, and provided dental services for every child in the school (with parental permission).
Church of the Resurrection (COR) in Overland Park, Kansas, provides medical and dental missions in El Obraje and Ciudad Espana, Honduras. The Church indicated that these communities did not have clean drinking water. So, in November 2015, Agua Viva joined the medical and dental team to Honduras. COR was kind enough to arrange for transportation to a small community called Quisgualagua. In this rural indigenous community, Iglesia Metodista Unida ministers to 100 church members and a community and school of about 1,000 people. Jim Allen was able to meet with the President of the Water Board and the Pastor of the local church, Pastor Jamileth. It didn’t take long to figure out that this community was perfect for a new water purification system. Agua Viva plans to return in October 2016 for a full installation.
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