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Tampa Bay area Rotary clubs help 'Pure Water for the World' bring clean water to Honduras

Posted: 6:56 PM, Oct 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-22 03:07:54-04
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TROJES, Honduras — Tampa Bay area Rotary Clubs are helping Pure Water for the World to save lives in remote mountain areas of southeastern Honduras that don’t have access to clean water.

"The water is filled with bacteria and E. Coli. This is how they’re getting sick and this is why they’re dying," said Eric Johnson, team leader for Pure Water for the World.

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Hundreds of children die every year in Honduras from no access to clean water.

That’s why for 20 years an organization called Pure Water for the World has been going to remote communities and installing more than 5,500 sustainable water filters into homes and schools.

Volunteers from all over the world work with the Pure Water staff to install filters, build latrines, and hand out deworming medicine. At least 20 school latrines, hundreds of water filters and other current projects are funded by Bay Area Rotary Clubs. All in an effort provide clean water to the people and children of Honduras.

"No more sickness, no more missing school for the children, because now they’re going to be cleaning and drinking pure water that is going to change their life," said Johnson.

For more information visit Pure Water for the World.org.