One thing is certain, the more we do this work – the more connections we need.
A great deal of our efforts are centered around the formation of partnerships. One very important partnership is with the team from Living Waters for the World (LWW). The team, made up of dedicated member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN, have helped to place over 20 clean water filtration units around Perú.
A number of years ago, LWW 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. Our partnership with the LWW team ensures 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 filtration 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. We are especially thankful for clean water.