Generous donor donates water tower to a rural Leyte village

In a small town in Tabon-tabon, Leyte, up to 1,800 residents already have access to safe drinking water after a generous donor donated to World Vision and its partner Planet Water to build an AquaTower filtration system last December 2020.

The said town in Leyte had a worrying concern of poor sanitation and hygiene among its residents, especially children, due to the lack of convenient water access. Water-borne diseases such as diarrhea and parasitic diseases were also recorded among children.

The newly built AquaTower addresses this concern by providing potable water and a system that also provides an easily accessible handwashing facility not just in the school but also among neighboring houses.

“This donation from Mr. Clement Laftouty is in recognition of the basic human need which is the access to clean drinking water. World Vision partnered with Planet Water to realize this project and ensure children’s wellbeing. This water supply is also essential for handwashing and disinfection to prevent the spread of diseases like COVID-19,” said Josephine Solon, World Vision Program Manager.

During the turn over ceremony, teachers, village officials, and a few parents express their gratitude to the donor of the facility. The participants, including the Planet Water team and World Vision representatives, helped together to install the AquaTower.

“Our school lacked some basic necessities, primarily easy access to safe drinking water. The children will now become healthy through your help. We will take care of the aqua tower because this gift benefits us tremendously,” shares Roger Melo, the head teacher of the sponsored school.