Water: The Lifeblood of a Community

Clean fresh water, a resource that’s taken for granted in Canada

Community members of Las Mesitas pictured above don’t have that luxury. In fact, they have to walk up to two kilometers in hilly rugged terrain for their daily water – no easy task when one considers the weight of this vital liquid.

Somotillo Region Five Water Well Project

The Roots of Change and FUNDACCO are embarking on a project that will see new water wells in five small communities in and around the Somotillo region. The $150,000 (US) project will include a well, tank and distribution to the homes in these communities.

With anticipated matching contributions by Rotary Clubs in and around the Edmonton area, the Roots of Change is looking to fund half of the project costs ($75,000) through fundraising efforts.

We are reaching out to local businesses, Service Clubs and individuals asking for their support on a project that will have a significant impact on the lives of people in these communities.

“Where there is despair let us sow hope.”

(Prayer of St. Francis)

If you would like to learn more about this project contact Rick LeBlanc.