Mom, I’m thirsty – Caleb’s story
We are grateful for your unwavering support for the Give Water program. 2023 marked a significant milestone as thousands in Ecuador gained access to clean, safe drinking water.
Caleb resides in a mountainous rural community near Cotopaxi, the world’s highest active volcano. When this volatile giant erupted last year, it spewed ash, contaminating the community’s water sources. Consequently, Caleb and 200 other families had no choice but to trek two hours to fetch water from a rain-fed stream. Unfortunately, even after boiling, the greenish water caused illnesses. Alarmingly, 80% of child-related home accidents in the area were due to burns from handling hot water, including an incident involving Caleb earlier this year.
The situation grew dire, with water-related accidents and health issues posing fatal threats to the community’s well-being. However, hope arrived a few weeks ago when the Give Water program provided Caleb’s home with a water filter. Through your generous contributions and prayers, Project M:25 engaged with Caleb’s community, understanding their challenges with contaminated water. In collaboration with a local church, Project M:25 is training church leaders to offer Caleb’s family regular pastoral visits, aiding their healing from past traumas.
Today, Caleb enjoys clean, potable water—a transformation made possible by you. Your collaboration has not only provided clean water but has also ignited hope in Caleb’s community. As we share this story of success, preparations are underway to install more filters, empower local leaders, and further uplift communities in the transformative name of Jesus, the Living Water.
Your impact in Latin America is truly remarkable!