The gift of drinkable water

Remote areas have very limited access to potable water.

Lack of access to potable water causes severe health issues.

We take for granted that when we go to a tap that drinkable water will come out. Not so in so many areas of Guatemala.
Every year, due to the lack of drinking water, 500.000 children in the world under 5 years of age die. Everyday, due to the lack of potable water and hygiene conditions, there are at least 1,400 children dying in the world, according to UNICEF.

Water filter systems (Ecofliters) for purifying water for domestic use.

S.H.A.R.E. is providing funding to provide water filter systems (Ecofliters) for purifying water for domestic use. This will give 70 families drinkable water to ensure they do not get waterborne diseases from drinking contaminated water from unsafe sources.

Project Contact Details

Project Leader: Carl Fletcher

As a 40+ year donor I’ve supported S.H.A.R.E.'s practical and effective projects that help people help themselves. Upon retirement from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs, I volunteered as a Projects Committee member. I am now Project Manager for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras projects. I am a Professional Agrologist and a Canadian Association of Farm Advisors member. I value that each S.H.A.R.E. project requires the beneficiaries to Pass on a benefit to others in recognition of the help the project has given them.


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Aprosarstun is S.H.A.R.E.'s partner in Guatemala. Aprosarstun is a Mayan Q'eqchi' organization promoting sustainable development in the Sarstun river protected area of southeast Guatemala. Their mission is to improve livelihoods of the communities in the Sarstun watershed region while protecting the rich biodiversity and ecology.

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