Clean Waters For Colombia Project
But whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:14
The Project In Short
The Clean Water for Colombia Project of First Presbyterian Church communities in Uraba, Colombia. The model is a relational one that emphasizes local partners leading health/hygiene training and constructing the clean water systems with their U.S. Partners mentoring design and health curriculum. A contract relationship is established for The Clean Water for Colombia Project of First Presbyterian Church each water project, involving three or more trips by the U.S. Partners to seek to provide water systems installation and educational programs for communities in Uraba, Colombia.
Living Waters for the World developed the system communities in Uraba, Colombia. The model is a relational one that design and health curriculum. A contract relationship is established for each water project, involving three or more trips by the U.S. Partners to each water project by the U.S. Partners to ensure that the systems are placed in appropriate locations chosen by local partners, and that the process of training to install, operate and local partners. The purpose of the project is not to create a business, but to fulfill the fundamental need of clean water for 300 people. However, it is imperative that the community develops a business plan to ensure the long-term sustainability of the project, and to foster more water systems in the region.
The Church and Society Committee of First Presbyterian Church of Stockton, California
Presbiterio Uraba – Iglesia Presbiteriana de Colombia
We are grateful to Living Waters for the World for providing training and curriculum.
We appreciate Living Waters World Mission based in Visalia, California for providing system components, and expert advice.
We are also thankful to Family and Friends for all their support and encouragement.
Good News May 7, 2013
First Presbyterian Church formed a partnership with Presbiteriana of El Tres, which hosts a childcare center. With our support, the community built the room to house a water filtration system, and on May 3, 2013, the first team of Doug and Cheryl Hunt, Cecilia Moran, Albert Taylor, and Mark Vanciel arrived with the components and supervised the operating partners in the installation. Community leaders were trained to teach on-going clean water use lessons to those who will be using the water.
On May 7, 2013 the first Clean Water project in Colombia was completed, and the people of the community drank water from the tap for the first time in their life!
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