Providing clean water to families in Peru
I n Lima, Peru, more than 70 percent of the drinking water comes from the Rimac River, which is polluted with high levels of cadmium, copper, lead, zinc, and arsenic.
To help alleviate that problem, The Rotary Foundation and its partners have supplied water filters to 5,000 families living along the river.
"They are not just giving us a concrete box," says Maria Moron, one of the recipients of a filter. "They are giving us health, and our children a better quality of life."
The Lima project is just one example of how Rotarians are helping to improve access to clean drinking water and adequate sanitation around the globe. You can help support these efforts by making a special gift to The Rotary Foundation in honor of World Water Day on 22 March.
Direct your Annual Fund gift to SHARE, to help support the local and international activities of clubs in your district, or direct your entire gift to the water and sanitation area of focus fund, to be spent on quality water and sanitation projects identified and implemented by Rotarians around the world.
Either way, your contribution will be used to fund high impact, sustainable solutions to our world’s most pressing needs.