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Francisca gives thanks for clean water for her and her grandson

November, 2014—We visited Francisca and Henry’s community one morning to talk with their leaders about water. While passing the home of this grandmother and grandson, we noticed their BioSand Water Filter, so we stopped in to say hello. Francisca shared that her village received these filters from Samaritan’s Purse in 2012. We’re encouraged to see the filter serving its purpose for this family two years later.

Changing Lives2Samaritan’s Purse installs these filters in people’s homes to provide them with clean water. They are filled with sand and gravel that remove contaminates from the water. As the water travels through the filter, it slowly drips through by gravity.

We asked Francisca a little bit more about her situation and were surprised to hear that she pays 24 Bolivianos (about $3) each day for someone to bring her water from a nearby pond. She isn’t strong enough to travel there herself. Although she has safe drinking water because of the filter, she also needs cheaper water. We’re working on that now.

We then asked about Henry. She cried as she talked about taking care of her grandson’s special needs in a tough community. We asked if we could pray with them both and then gathered around Henry’s wheelchair. That’s when he started to smile.

Francisca is thankful for the clean water from the filter that provides for her and her grandson, Henry. It was a privilege to pray with and for them. I love water projects because we meet real people whose lives are changed.

As we left, Francisca invited us to return for their town anniversary in August. She said she might prepare a nice pork roast. I think we’d love to come back.

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Save the life of a child or adult in a developing country by providing safe water along with health and hygiene education that will help protect them from deadly, but preventable, diseases. Simple and effective water filters, community wells and water storage solutions, and sanitation facilities can all drastically improve lives and open doors to share the eternal hope of Jesus Christ.