Thank You for Supplying Life-Sustaining Water

You are providing impoverished communities one of life’s basic necessities

Clean water transforms lives. Those without access spend precious time and energy gathering water from sources that are often contaminated and riddled with pathogens. Your support of this campaign to construct a community water well has blessed an additional 583 villagers in the Diocese of Santa Rosa de Lima with clean, abundant water in their homes.

Campaign Highlight

You provided funding for one community water well.
Clean, refreshing water will be piped to the homes of 583 villagers who would 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.

Ramirez-Arias Family

“I never knew life was so precious until I almost lost my son,” says Mayra Ramirez. Her boy was going to fetch water and had an accident with the horse. “It was very serious,” she says. “But God intervened, and now he is fine.”

The dangers of fetching water are only part of the reason why Mayra is so grateful for the clean, fresh water being piped directly into her home. Mayra now has more time to take care of the house. Mayra and her husband, Raúl, also have more time to work on behalf of the Lord. They both feel like they can give more of their time to the parish, and that is important to them.

Mayra is just one of 583 villagers who has received clean water thanks to your generosity.

God Bless You for Your Generosity

Your help was essential to funding 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. Your support of this project means 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.

Thank you for pouring out the love of Christ to those with desperate thirst.

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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 break 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, 2021, 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.