Cheers rang out from the Living Water staff around 5pm Tuesday evening, but it had nothing to do with the end of the work day in Stafford, TX. Gathered outside...
HOUSTON, TX—September 30, 2011 was an evening to remember as more than 1,200 people gathered at the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston, Texas, for Living Water International’s biggest gala ever.
After the massive earthquake that ripped across Haiti in January 2010, Living Water International’s work there went into overdrive—and that’s an understatement. The need for clean drinking water was more desperate than ever, with cholera running rampant through overcrowded tent cities and water trucks unable to keep up with demand. After the earthquake, Living Water’s output for rehabilitated wells more than doubled (from around 175 to around 450), plus the addition of a new drilling program in Port au Prince and another drill rig headed to Cap Haitian for a new drilling program there.
EL SALVADOR – San Lucas, Sonsonate Region GPS: 13 36.506 N, 89 38.810 W
Many communities where Living Water International drills wells have never known the taste of clean water. They’ve always gotten their water from the river, or the swamp, or a hand dug well, or a spring. Others have had a sealed well with a shiny hand pump that once gushed with crystal-clear water...and that pump has, for one reason or another, broken—leaving the community with the taste of clean water on their tongues, but none to fill their buckets and their jerry cans.