Apr 2 2011

Sponsorship taps community spirit with Filipino water system

Water system in Bataan, PhilippinesMany of us can just turn to a faucet if we’re thirsty. Residents in the Filipino community of Camias, however, didn’t have that luxury.

They had to navigate flights of steep, rocky steps to fill a five-gallon container for the entire day’s water needs. Families would struggle to drink, cook and bathe using those precious five gallons.

(The U.S. average per capita water consumption is 90-100 gallons a day, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.)

But help was on its way. Families served by CFCA’s sponsorship program in the neighborhood of Bataan, a community in Manila, reached out to residents of Camias by helping them build a water system.

Read more about the water system.

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