Building Safe Water Systems in Guatemala

May 13th, 2014 by TOMS

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During the dry season people in La Cumbre, Guatemala can go months without rain. Mothers have to bring water — often from unsafe sources — to the schools for their children to drink and clean with. With TOMS and Water For People’s support, safe and reliable water systems are reaching schools in communities like La Cumbre.

TOMS Roasting Co. partners with Water For People, to help provide safe water solutions in the countries we source our beans from.

With support from Water For People, a dynamic and vocal group of mothers rallied to construct a rain catchment system. The result was a 50,000-liter tank, which utilizes school’s roof to collect rainwater. With six hand-washing taps now installed, students have access to safe water, better health and the ability to stay in school.