For this weeks article, I am focusing on a story that I read through living waters for the world.org where they focus on true and inspiration stories for compassionate communities. I was really taken by this story because it came out through extraordinary times as we deal with the effects of covid 19 and what it has done to to help others around the world step up.
For example, ” In extraordinary times, people will find extraordinary ways to serve. One beautiful example can be found in the village of Santa Rita de Oriente, Honduras. The team that operates the community’s Living Waters for the World (LWW) water purification system is using funds from their water sales to help struggling families in new ways.”
On April 2nd Sandra Aly from Santa Rita de Oriente posted the following to the Honduran water site WhatsApp group:”The purifier of Santa Rita de Oriente, Santa Barbara, used proceeds from the sale of water to donate food to the most needy families in the community because of the situation we are experiencing.“
Furthermore in 2018, “this rural village partnered with an LWW volunteer team from Virginia to install a water purification system that could make their contaminated water safe to drink.”
In conclusion, “They installed the system in a central location to provide affordable, clean water for the entire community. In addition, “During the coronavirus pandemic struck, they allocated 60% of their water profits to pay for food and necessities for struggling families.”
One of the main reasons I loved these story is because this organization has partnered with other Honduran water companies and they have found inspiration in Santa Rita de Oriente’s generosity. It is just amazing to see so many extraordinary people come together and help each other and lean on one another and help others.
This is a wonderful organization that helps many people all over the world.