Holy Cross Anglican School, and the Rotary Clubs of San Ignacio and Belize City and are very excited to report an exciting first step for safe drinking water in San Mateo! This is a huge step forward for the local residents, many of whom have running water that is at risk of contamination from the dirty groundwater that surrounds the water pipes entering the community.
|Ann Kuffner leading training with first members of the community to receiving the Rotary Filters|
So far 7 units have been given to the San Mateo community, with the hope of more to follow.
Like many good achievements, this has come as a result of many, many individuals working together for the common good.These include:
- The Rotary Clubs of San Ignacio and Belize, for all their hard work securing these filters for the families and children of Belize
- Kim Shackelford from the San Mateo Community Empowerment Project, for connecting us to the community.
- Lisa Tillett, from the Ministry of Health, for all your input and experience and wonderful co-operation.
- Ann Kuffner, for all your work coordinating between the different groups, leading training and being the person on the ground doing all this hard work.
- Heather Zwicker, from Belize Community Conservation, for introducing the school to Ann, so that we could be a small part of this wonderful project
- The many other;s whose names I don't know but your work was important in seeing this happen.
A huge thank you for everyone involved in this project. Your dedication to the families of San Mateo is truly appreciated.
|Local residents learn how to use the filters properly|
|The proud owner of a new filtration system.|