Economic Benefits of Safe Water

During our recent trip to review our Aid Delivery in the Philippines we were able to visit Barangay Mumbuaya and were delighted to see the difference the SkyHydrant project had made.

With a clean safe water supply the village was able to attract investment in this brand new coco sugar plant.

The plant is part of the ‘Hive Naturals’ brand which helps communities set up viable enterprises.

Several of the people from the village are employed in manaufacturing and packaging this low GI natural sweetner.

The plant pays the village for the water they use in their process which contributes to paying the person that looks after the SkyHydrant.

It also enables the Barangay Council to put money aside for other improvements and for future filter membrane replacement.

Another initiative in the village is this coin operated safe water dispenser.

This was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro West.

For 10 peso ($0.25) it delivers 19 litres of drinking water.

That is less than 5% of what safe water cost when people were buying bottled water.

With the additional income the Barangay Council told us they want to contribute a portion to help more Barangays in the area enjoy the benefits of safe water.

This project was part of a Rotary Global Grant Project supported by the Rotary Club of Berwick, and the Rotary Club of Greater danadenong and Endeavour Hills as well as Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro West.

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