Striving to provide the essentials
Clean drinking water for our NPH Mexico kids
May 5, 2019 - New Zealand
There are 663 million people, equal to around 1 in 10 people in the world, who live without clean water.
Many of the children who arrive at NPH Mexico have previously lived without clean water. As a result of not having access to clean water, many of our children on arrival suffer from parasites and can be living with life-threatening illnesses before arriving at our clinic in need of urgent care.
In areas where clean water is not an option, NPH makes it one; whether it be setting up a filtration system or digging a well. Thanks to our international sponsors, NPH brings this precious essential resource to our children to protect their right to clean water and sanitation, so that they have the opportunity to grow up with healthy bodies and minds.
NPH Mexico is made up of five homes and includes four schools. Our biggest home in Mexico is located in the village of Miacatlan; there we raise our smallest children and offer education up to ninth grade.
We are very proud of the level of sustainability that this house has achieved. In our two greenhouses, we grow our own tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkins, lettuce, and spinach. In our planting fields we grow mainly corn and in smaller amounts, we also grow peanuts, pumpkins, green tea, hibiscus flower and others. We use seasonal rainwater from June to September to irrigate our crops and the rest of the year we use our irrigation system that uses water from a local lake. In order to have access to this water our home has to pay an annual fee.
For our daily water use, we have three wells that provide us with clean water. Even though this is our biggest home, the water fees in this home are low since it is in a rural area.
Our other homes are located in cities and we must pay for city water. We are charged annually for this water use.
To help us supply clean water for our children in NPH Mexico by supporting this vital project DONATE today referencing your donation NPH Mexico Water Project. To donate to this project visit www.nph-newzealand.org/donation
Acting Director NPH NZ