Saving Lives in El Salvador with Clean Water Nov. 20, 2009
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Highland Rotarian Stephanie King discusses the need for clean water around the world. Explaining that one billion people in the world today are without safe drinking water, Ms. King describes the sand filter water system that saves thousands of lives, especially the lives of children. It is through the efforts of individual Rotary clubs around the world that fundraisers, such as Highland Rotary’s Ribfest, will generate money to send Rotary teams to places like El Salvador. Once there, Rotary teams travel, often under great hardship, to reach remote villages in order to give families easy-to-use sand water filter systems that will provide 20 gallons of fresh water daily. Highland Rotary estimates that over 5,000 people to date are drinking safe water, some for the first time in their lives.