Safe water for 50,000 people made possible


ILOILO – Water Missions International, a nonprofit Christian engineering organization, has provided this province with water filtration and purification systems benefiting over 50,000 people in ten municipalities.

Vice President of Operations Seth Womble said the water purification systems were installed to provide clean and safe water to survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan in Bingawan, Batad, Ajuy, Concepcion, San Dionisio, Lemery, Estancia, Balasan and Carles.

“People in that area find it difficult to look for safe water to drink after Haiyan. So together with our engineers and partners, we brought with us this project to help the affected communities,” Womble said.

Womble added that the project was part of their mission to protect the typhoon-stricken communities from water-borne diseases or any illness caused by drinking water contaminated by human or animal faeces.

At present, the project is in transition period wherein the communities will soon be the one to manage, sustain and maintain it.

The organization is also planning to extend the project to public schools with the help of GoDucate, also a non-government organization whose mission is to provide the poor with education.

In response to their help, Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. thanked WMI and GoDucate for their humanitarian aid after the super typhoon.

“Clean water is important to us. Without it, we will get sick and even die. For that reason, this kind of project is valuable and I thank them for giving it to our constituents in remote areas,” Defensor said. #2014News

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