Friday, October 23, 2009

Water filters being distributed in Pena Blanca, Guatemala.

Last Saturday , we had the pleasure of working with the Rotary Club Metropolis from Guatemala City and Juan Carlos Cheves from Bomba Aqua Guatemala , who produce the filters.
We distributed approx. 350 filters in three small villages.
The crowds were waiting patiently for the water filters that would provide clean drinking water to their families.

This is the Mayor of Pena Blanca. He was waiting in full dress regalia to greet us and help unload the water filters.
There was also a reporter from Prensa Libre there to take photos and report the story.

While we were there I could not help but notice some of the children's shoes. We have recently received a wonderful donation of 800 pairs of shoes from Holly and Brad Clark. You can see why we need so many shoes when you see the conditon of these plastic shoes.
The women watching the Julio from Mayan Families instructing them how to assemble and care for the water filters.

We talked to the crowd and explained that these filters would not only give them cheap, clean , safe drinking water but it would help their children by not giving them sodas, that it would help their dental health, it would help stop the spread of diabetes and gastritis.

The Mayor of Pena Blanca being photographed by the Prensa Libre.

Having fun learning how to assemble the filters.
Some of the happy recipients.

More sad shoes.

Dwight, Sharon, Julio from Mayan Families with Richard Rivera from Club Metropolis.

The children in Guatemala can always amuse themselves!

The women signing that they have received the filters.

Some more happy women with water filters. Thank you George Lewis from Florence Rotary Club for making this all possible.
Julio from Mayan Families demonstrating the water filters in another small village, Buena Vista.


  1. We should always use filtered water, its a very healthy practice... i got mine from here...
    lets live healthy!

  2. I am so impressed with all the good works that Mayan Families does. Would that more of the world follow your lead! I hope I am able to help any way I can. Thanks for such a great blog. Very inspiring, and has certainly made my day!

  3. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I think I will leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

  4. Thank you for helping my people, thank you for helping The Mayans, they are great, I hope that our country and people that Govern our country take a good look what other organizations out of Guatemala are doing for us, and be more honest and fair helping our own people, God bless you