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The Transformation Clean Water Can Make

Ken Hulme


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Eight-year-old Claudia lives with her parents in El Mirador, a remote community in Mexico. Their greatest challenge has been finding and transporting the water they need for drinking, bathing, and cooking.

The path to the water source is steep and long, and can be especially challenging during the rainy season. Claudia's mother, Deyra, said that the water from the source is not safe to drink, and that her children have gotten sick from drinking it in the past.

But thanks to a rainwater harvesting system installed by Operation Blessing, Claudia and her family now have access to clean water. The system can collect up to 1,300 gallons of water, which is then purified and made safe to drink.

Deyra said that the rainwater harvesting system has made a big difference in her family's life. "It's great! We can take showers and there is plenty of water for us to use," she said. "We feel safe drinking water because we know it's clean."

Claudia is also grateful for the new water system. "Thank you Operation Blessing for giving us clean water!" she exclaimed.

Rainwater harvesting systems are a simple and effective way to provide clean water to remote communities. They are also relatively inexpensive to install and maintain. Operation Blessing is working to install rainwater harvesting systems in communities in Mexico, helping people to gain access to clean water. You can be part of this project too, when you support Operation Blessing

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About The Author

Ken Hulme

CBN International Managing Director for The 700 Club | Ken's been telling stories as a producer and writer for nearly 40 years. Currently, he manages and mentors media teams based in countries worldwide that provide stories about the work of CBN, Operation Blessing, and Orphan’s Promise for The 700 Club and other media platforms. He is married with four adult children and nine grandchildren.