HONDURAS – Ever since she was 4 years old, young Jeslin has followed a strict schedule, heavily limited by lack of clean water solutions in Honduras. She gets home from school, does her homework, plays for a bit, and then has to attend to a big chore—fetching water. Walking for miles, she searches for the stream where she gathers as much water as she can carry. But Jeslin’s stream is contaminated, and she risks being bitten by snakes. Jeslin told Operation Blessing staff about how the water she gathers makes her sick. “I drank it and I thought, ‘I hate this and I never want to drink it ever again.’ I thought my stomach was going to explode, and the pain made me cry.”
Unfortunately, this is the reality many families in Honduras face. Lack of access to clean water solutions in Honduras causes thousands of children and adults to contract waterborne illnesses each year. The task of gathering water often falls to young girls like Jeslin, who should be studying and playing with their friends. But thanks to you, this reality is changing bit by bit.
Your generosity has allowed Operation Blessing to work tirelessly to bring clean water solutions to communities like Jeslin’s. Your donations gave Jeslin and her village a state-of-the-art water purification system, which brings clean, drinkable water right into their homes. Thanks to you, Jeslin no longer has to make the daily trek for dirty water. “I am so happy we have clean water, and we aren’t forced to drink dirty water anymore!” she exclaimed. This is all thanks to your amazing generosity. Click here learn more about how you can bring clean water solutions in Honduras to children like Jeslin!