Clean Water Project
We want to provide resources in order to jointly build a UV clean water system for 400 individuals in the community of Texistepeque, El Salvador.
Through this project our desire is to show God’s character by relieving poverty through providing a basic need, clean water. We desire to build unity and sustainability through this water project by placing responsibility on the “Water Committee” and community to work together in order to maintain the UV System and to help those in need of clean water.
why clean water?
Water is an indispensable substance to survival. In addition to that, clean water allows people to do several activities such as cooking, keeping good personal hygiene, and cleaning their household. All such activities help promote health and well-being, which are intrinsically related to people being able to work and fostering other life-sustaining activities.
In order to encourage self-sustainability we believe it’s important for everyone within Texistepeque to provide some kind of contribution. This fosters a sense of ownership for the community as a whole, as well as contribute to maintaining the UV System. We are doing this through an annual fee of $3.00 - $4.00 which will provide the family with enough clean water for a full year.
The start date for the clean water project is October 1, 2017, with the construction of the housing for the UV water system. Working alongside community leaders, we will begin to train the Water Committee to maintain the UV system. The implementation of the UV system, with our missions team as well as the community, will conclude on December 15, 2017, ending in a big celebration.
maintenance and management
Takin Back will provide financial support for the next 3 years to give the Texistepeque community time to build a proper foundation to sustain the UV water system independently. Our Takin Back Team in El Salvador will work closely with Texistepeque community to ensure sustainable success.
A collective group effort from the Texistepeque Water Committee and volunteers will help manage the system.