Girl with access to water in Xejuyup

Clean Water For Guatemala



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Sponsor David for the Run For H2O!
Amount Raised
$2,526.66
Fundraising Goal $300.00

My Message

I have decided to support the RunForH2O event on Saturday, June 17th 2017, 5KM walk in South Vancouver to bring hope to poor families in Guatemala without access to clean water. The low availability of drinking water and sanitation is one of the biggest contributing factors to rural poverty in Guatemala. Farming families rely on rain to grow food, and there are long periods of drought each year without rain to water the soil. Women and children walk up to three or four hours each day to fetch scares water from streams for drinking, cooking, bathing, and cleaning. This water is dirty and causes frequent illness and death from waterborne disease. Children, especially girls, are unable to go to school because they need to fetch water each day. Life is a daily struggle for survival. A different life and future is possible for the families.

Each $100 helps provide one person with access to clean water for the rest of their life. I would like to help at least 3 people in Guatemala get access to clean water this year. Your gift means a new life marked by hope for some of the most marginalized, vulnerable indigenous people in Guatemala. Would you consider helping to bring hope and life to a child, a mother, or a family in Guatemala by making a financial gift of $25, $50, $100, $250, or however much you may be able to give? Thank you for your generosity; it is greatly appreciated.

This year, we are fundraising for the village of Parrequena, Guatemala, situated in the province of El Quiche.  Parrequená means “water that moves slowly”.  A small stream runs through the bottom of the valley where community is situated. During the dry season, the water is hardly moving at all, basically stagnant. Families rely on this water throughout the year for drinking, cooking, bathing, washing dishes/clothes.

The village is surrounded by mountains, where most of the families live. There is little vegetation other than pine trees. Mountainsides where families live are very steep, dry, and mostly barren during the months of the dry season. In the rainy season, families can grow some corn and beans, but not sufficient to meet their needs throughout the year.

Down in the valley, close to the river, some agriculture can be planted throughout the year but most families live high up on the mountain sides where it is impossible to carry enough water from the river to use it for agriculture.

Will you help them?

Event Date
Jun 17, 2017 9:00 AM
Location Name
Vancouver

My Team

David is part of Good Shepherd Church
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Daisy left a message
Jun 20, 2017 12:32 AM
Well done! David
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