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Leyda crafts clean water for Llano Largo, Honduras

Way back in 2013, Leyda Ruth Lopez participated in one of Agua Pura’s clean water workshops in her town of Llano Largo, Honduras – learning about how to protect herself and her family from water borne disease. Since then, Leyda has become an advocate for clean water and sanitation in her community, counseling her neighbors on how to purify their water. She still has the Water Purification Indicator (WAPI) she

Back to the Beginning: Sanitation in Tultitlan

If you’ve followed us on our facebook page you know about our recent project in Mexico. For the last 10 years we’ve been working to improve the living conditions for families who live and work on a garbage dump near Tultitlan. They often live in shacks make from recycled materials and we’ve helped them to fix up their homes and to have safe drinking water and sanitary latrines. When we

Return to Honduras

In October a team of five Agua Pura volunteers returned to Belén Gualcho, the same beautiful, remote part of Honduras we visited last year. We met again with our local partner organization, Proyecto Aldea Gobal.  Our goal was sustainability: to revisit communities we had relationships with and create partnerships in new areas that could benefit from our programs. While there, we continued our training programs in water and sanitation, and


A note from Executive Director Tom: I’m writing this on the airplane as we return to Portland from our latest project in Honduras, and I’m excited to share a little of the experiences we’ve had during the last 10 days.  It was a wonderful trip where we presented our program of water testing and water purification and made many new friends. A large Honduran non profit, Project Global Village or


Agua Pura traveled to Peru in October visiting several different parts of the country over a three week period, giving our workshops to families and health workers in the communities we visited. The programs were well received and had a positive impact on the people there. Lima, like most cities around the world attracts many poor rural families who come looking for a better life. They often end up in