Sr. Pamela Marie Buganski
“God is always talking to me when I am in Guatemala.”
It has been three months since SewHope kicked off the Air, Water and Light Project. (Visit www.sewhope.org and my blog dated October 25, 2012 to refresh yourself on the meaning and purpose). Thank you to each of you who have made a contribution to this work!!
Today we took a giant leap forward. With the start of a new school year, Peter and I will be working in the kindergarten in Purushila. The school purchased a water filter for Q120 (subsidized by Q680 from donations to this project). Today Peter, and Lady, the director, as well as the respective teacher for the 4, 5 and 6 year olds talked with the students about the water filter.
Our goal is comprehensive. The team members of SewHope continue to educate families, teachers, women and children about the need for and correct usage of the water filters. With Peter in the village, there will be the opportunity for continued instruction on using and cleaning the filters in the village homes.
Our hope is to start with the mothers and children of the school and through them to educate the families and to work toward full usage. Two mothers of the children in the school cook the noon meal for the children each day. The plan is that the cleaning of the buckets, fllter and individualized cups will be done on a daily basis by these mothers who will then know how to clean and use the filters in their own homes. Already we sold an addtional filter to a family.
As I watched the instruction today and then witnessed one of the children take a cup of clean water, I reflected on the parable of the lost sheep. I rejoiced that this one little one had a cup of cl
Sr. Pam Buganski
Sr. Pam joined SewHope as our first American Project Coordinator in 2012