I think its a reasonable request.
Not asking for much. Just water.
I know that in the request there is a certain element of desperation, yet one may take into consideration the gravity of the need.
I know you know how it feels when you have to go outside your home, and to the back of the house to squat down and to relieve yourself. Its embarrassing isn't it? I wonder how many people reading this have to go outside their home everyday, round the corner of their home, with a wad of toilet paper, or if they have none, use leaves, and squat down to relive themselves?
Simple requests in a land of great need. Peru is the 2nd country in all of South & Central America to struggle with horrific tragedies of human sex slave & child labor trafficking violations against humanity. In this rugged terrain that I call home, I see the lives of people being ripped and shredded into pieces because of the desperation of survival. It is not always a rosy image that one would experience in the higher & flashier districts of Lima.
We, at Voices4Peru Private School, and even in the community of Las Lomas have no running water and no sewage. Horrendous situation in itself, not even to mention what happens when the feces of individuals dries up in the arid climate with no rainfall. The wind picks up and blows the feces around and contaminates the sources of supplies, resulting in horrific digestive infections.
Its just water. Pure, clean, & healthy drinking water. Not only can we not drink the water, there is no water. Water trucks do come and go when they want or when they feel that they will make a short change gain on profits. Its a daily battle. They residents use the water for everything, inclusive of washing, cooking, using the toilet, bathing, and cleaning. Its all purpose water.
So, yeah, everyday kids play outside and try to avoid the feces of other people that just hangs around.
Do you deal with that everyday? Its really not much fun. I feel horrible for each of them, and I will never forget the time that one of the children used one of our basketballs to wipe himself clean at the back of the school building. The challenges of thriving without running water and sewage is physically and emotionally draining.
Guess whats worse? We have an incredible and beautiful setting with Voices4Peru Private School. However, there is no water. The children have to bucket flush water that we bring up the hill from down below in Ventanilla. We have an idea that we'd like to share it with you - Can you help bring water to Voices4Peru Private School? Check out this video where I share exactly what the problem is.
So, yeah, just water. Instead of having to deal with bucket flushing & making children have to wait for water to come up the hill in large gallons, we can just install the tubing to make water reach the building.
Can you help? Bring the reality of water, stability, and sanity to the lives of children in the Voices4Peru Private School. If so, just click on our campaign below and improve, enhance, and empower the strength of education and hope for the lives of these children.