They had to navigate flights of steep, rocky steps to fill a five-gallon container for the entire day’s water needs. Families would struggle to drink, cook and bathe using those precious five gallons.
(The U.S. average per capita water consumption is 90-100 gallons a day, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.)
But help was on its way. Families served by CFCA’s sponsorship program in the neighborhood of Bataan, a community in Manila, reached out to residents of Camias by helping them build a water system.
Read more about the water system.