Samaritan’s Purse Canada is taking a team of volunteers on an exciting trip to El Salvador to help provide clean water for people in need. Simple, Canadian-designed BioSand Water Filters (BSF) use layers of sand, gravel, and naturally occurring micro-organisms to transform contaminated water into safe water in seconds. In addition to a BSF, families receive health and hygiene training to foster positive behavior changes and overall health improvements for families. The team will be hosted by our partner organization – Agua Viva (Living Water); they are committed to the implementation and proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a holistic manner in order to achieve human transformation.
Project: Working on the construction, installation and monitoring of BioSand Water Filters, and taking part in discipleship initiatives and community outreach.
Location: El Salvador
Dates: February 16-24, 2019
Donation Amount: $2800/person
The per person donation amount for this trip is $2800 (CAD) and includes return international airfare from Calgary or Toronto, ground transportation, food, shared accommodation, medical/travel insurance while outside of Canada, and project costs. It does not include meals during transit (at airports), vaccinations, and any airline baggage fees.
Samaritan’s Purse Canada (SPC) invites team members to join in its charitable activities. SPC may only be able to undertake this mission trip if sufficient funds are raised. The cost of the trip to SPC is $2800 and trip participants are asked to donate this full amount in order to cover the costs. Tax receipts will be issued for all gifts.
Volunteers needed: 10
Participants 18 years of age and older are invited to apply; 16 and 17 year olds may apply with parental consent. Applicants under 16 years of age will be considered if their parent/guardian is also applying. There is no maximum age, however a general level of health and fitness is required and medical conditions will be reviewed. Volunteers must be able to work long days in a hot, humid climate.
Accommodations and Transportation: Accommodations will be clean, safe, and basic. Teams typically stay in the same community where the filters are being installed, along with our national team. Often, this is a church facility with separate spaces for male and female participants. Transportation will be by 15 passenger van and pick-up truck.
Next Steps: If you are interested in joining us on the Samaritan’s Purse El Salvador Water Team in February 2019, please complete an online application. Upon acceptance, you will be asked to submit a $300 initial donation. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email us.
If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to discuss this opportunity with us, please don’t hesitate to call or email!
Phone: 403-250-6565 or 1-800-663-6500