Your Opportunities for Participation!
FRESH WATER FOR FAMILIES
the need for water
In Central America, approximately 420,000 small plot coffee farming families do not have access to clean water. Many walk to polluted water sources and store the family water supply in metal barrels or plastic buckets. Enteric disease from contaminated food and water is the number one cause of death for children under the age of five. Poor health resulting from lack of water intake and/or consumption of contaminated water leads to lack of productivity on family farms and therefore, less economic stability.
TerraMica provides impoverished farming families with access to clean water storage. A pila water reservoir is cement storage unit holding 5-7 days of water for the average family, critically important in the dry season, includes running water/faucet, and a work station. In addition to building pilas, we provide families with Sawyer water filters, and our technicians train families in the importance of clean water and sanitation.
A four-family pila package costs $1,100.00 and has a significant impact on the health and well-being of farming families.
PARTNER WITH US TO FUND THIS CRITICAL PROGRAM - there are two ways you can help!
DONATE (corporations, foundations, and private donors) to fund the further development and implementation of this project through your tax-deductible financial donations!
HOST A FUNDRAISING EVENT! Gather your friends, small group, or organization to raise funds to provide water for families! All donations are tax deductible, and will be directed to this water project. Email us via button below for more info.
PLAYGROUNDS FOR IMPOVERISHED COMMUNITIES
Play is crucial to a child’s emotional, physical, social, and creative growth. A playground creates an atmosphere of fun, and an opportunity for healthy physical activity, of course ... but it also becomes a community gathering center, a place where families connect, and build relationships. It contributes to developing a healthy, thriving community by strengthening community ties and cultivating hope. In addition, playgrounds create the opportunity to engage children into the KIDStory youth mentoring program, administrated by local churches. As part of our Hope Initiatives, playgrounds are about supporting families and communities in the regions we serve.
Altogether, this is a holistic approach to physical health, social health, and spiritual health … with the face of a playground!
In 2019, TerraMica will build 3 playgrounds in communities at risk, both aimed at healthy alternatives to gang activity and cultivating hope in families and communities:
Siguatepeque, Honduras - completed!!!
In June, we installed a large playground, built a basketball court, and planted 39 trees. The local community leadership board that we developed and have partnered with is actively involved in supporting this project, worked alongside our teams, and is now managing the park. Children’s mentoring programs will be launched and led by local partner churches from this site.
San Salvador, El Salvador - Dates to Be Determined
Gang influence in Sal Salvador is violent and devastating to children and families. There are two amazing pastors who, along with their families, are working hard in a gang filled neighborhood of San Salvador to stop the influence of gangs, to rescue abandoned children, and to give them a better life. To support their efforts, TerraMica is building a playground in their community which they will oversee. This park will become a place for children to laugh and play, a place of outreach to families, and to children at risk. This playground and the associated ministry will have a tremendous impact on the lives of children and families. Funds required for this project: $20,000
DONATE and help us spread the word to your friends & family!
If want to volunteer for a playground trip, contact us below or complete a VOLUNTEER FORM