This past summer, TivaWater delivered filters to a small community in Guatemala known as El Esfuerzo. Our TivaWater manager, Diego, heard that the government has never been to the community and has no desire to help them. Therefore, he decided to begin visiting them and learn about their needs. Unfortunately, what he encountered during his time there was harrowing.
El Esfuerzo does not have power, safe water to drink, healthcare, schools, all the homes are in really bad condition, and most children are malnourished.
This community is located in the jungle, making it a very treacherous trip. The road is horrible and there is no way to walk by yourself- you must go in a group.
People of this community had never seen any kind of filter before because they are so far removed from society. They were all incredibly thankful to receive filters. Although we know this is barely scratching the surface to the myriad of problems this community faces, we hope this will bring some health and healing to families through clean water and the love of Christ.
We wanted to share this particular story for a few reasons: to expose the dire living conditions people experience in Guatemala, our dedication to serving the most vulnerable, and the ways that your dollars are truly helping the marginalized. Thank you for your continued support.