Back in June we posted an article on our participations in the Water with Blessing Program. Below is an update from our volunteer Rem Reyes who is working hard in the Philippines to distribute the water filters with the socks that we knitted.
Hello dear friends of Water with Blessings mission.
Here are two pics but more to come taken during & after training of Water Women of Village of Labi. The village is located at the foothills of Sierra Madre in Nueva Ecija, in Central Part of Luzon in the Philippines. It was devastated by typhoon Lando two years ago and up to now still lacks safe drinking water. Their current water sources are from the mountain when is rains and from very crude water well that is about 60 feet deep. Some People drink this unsafe water without any filtration or boiling at all. As a result, some gets sick & others mysterious survive.
We distributed 15 filters for the entire village with the hope that we can add more to supply 100 families with ease. The entire village is very grateful & thankful for the coming of the filters & blessings that were bestowed upon them thru the Water with Blessings program.
Below are two areas in Central Luzon that I’ll be visiting in the next few days that need clean water. I’ll be helping them while I’m in the Philippines. These are only two of many areas that we can help provide safe drinking water. I met one of their church leaders thru a good friend who also volunteers in providing housings for the typhoon victims.
- Barangay Labi, Bongabon, Nueva Ecija
Nestled in the Sierra Madre Mountain range, Labi was devastated by typhoons Lando and Nona last year. It is the last Barangay of Bongabon before reaching the boundary of Aurora Province. Water supply comes from a spring on the higher part of the mountain. The residents use that water for cooking, drinking and everything else. There are approximately 100 families residing in the Barangay.
- Barangay Villa Aurora, Maria Aurora, Aurora Province
Located in the higher part of Sierra Madre, the water situation is the same as that of Barangay Labi.
God bless us all & thanks from the Philippines.