Supplying Life-Sustaining Water

Help provide impoverished communities one of life’s basic necessities

Poor villagers in Santa Rosa de Lima do not have access to clean water. Precious time and energy is spent gathering water from sources that are often contaminated and riddled with pathogens.

To provide a clean water system to members of the Diocese of Santa Rosa de Lima, Cross Catholic Outreach has partnered with Father Raúl Monterroso. Together, we will bless impoverished rural families with a community water well, and clean, refreshing water piped into the homes of 583 villagers.

Join us in this campaign to free the people of Santa Rosa from the clutches of poverty. You can transform their lives both spiritually and materially with the gift of clean water.

Campaign Highlight

You will help provide funding for one community water well, and the clean, refreshing water that will be piped to the homes of 583 villagers who must otherwise fetch dirty water from unsafe sources.

Project Overview

• Water Source

A 600-ft.-deep well and gravity-fed water system

• Features

COMMUNITY-aided labor, Catholic formation and training for local water committees

• Delivery Mechanism

LIFE-giving water is piped into every household

• Beneficiaries

583 villagers

• Community Impacted

La 46

The Need for Clean Water in Santa Rosa

The poorest members of Santa Rosa lack access to clean water. Families, especially women and children, may walk for hours in one direction just to gather water from a contaminated source or wash clothes in a muddy stream.

An added benefit of this project is the valuable time that beneficiaries will gain. Instead of spending hours finding and transporting water, children can attend school, and parents can earn an income.

Instead of spending hours finding and transporting water, children can attend school, and parents can earn an income.

Pumping Clean Water Directly into Homes Can Transform Lives

Cross Catholic Outreach is working closely with Fr. Raúl to bring clean, abundant water to one of the area’s poorest communities.

Community support is essential for a project of this magnitude. Local water committees will assist in the instillation of the water system as well as in its maintenance and repair. Catholic leaders will provide them the training and spiritual formation.

When the project is complete, it will be the first time these families will have life-giving water piped directly into their homes.

Help Now

Your help is essential to fund a critically-needed well and water system for the village of La 46 in Santa Rosa, pumping water directly to the homes of 583 villagers.

By supporting this project, families will no longer need to fetch potentially contaminated drinking water or wash clothes in a lake. They will have ample water for drinking, bathing, cleaning and gardening. Together, we can fundamentally transform their lives.

Cross Catholic Outreach and Father Raúl Monterroso are working to free the people of Santa Rosa from the clutches of poverty. Click the buttons below to discover the ways you can support this project.

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Cross Catholic Outreach

Our mission is to mobilize the global Catholic Church to transform the poor and their communities materially and spiritually for the glory of Jesus Christ. Your gift empowers us to serve the poorest of the poor by channeling life-changing aid through an international network of dioceses, parishes and Catholic missionaries. This cost-effective approach helps to breaks the cycle of poverty and advance Catholic evangelization.


Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures for this project incurred through June 30, 2020, the close of our ministry’s fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.