Fifty percent of the population of Honduras lives below the poverty level, and nearly half of the rural population does not have access to clean water for drinking, bathing and cooking. Agua para el Pueblo (APP or "Water for the People") is a non-profit organization founded in 1984 dedicated to providing clean water systems to villages all over Honduras. To date, APP has completed 839 water treatment systems, benefiting communities all over the region.
Since 2009, teams of St. James' missioners have worked hand-in-hand with APP and village residents in Honduras, to dig trenches which bring disinfected water to the villages of El Zompompero, Plan del Perico, Boca del Monte, La Ramada Dos, Brisas del Valle, and La Vegona, thus permanently changing the lives of the families living in these remote communities.
For more information, contact the Church Office.
Click here to read Jan Joseph's March 14, 2013, e-Pistle recounting a recent trip to La Vegona. Jan is one of the St. James' mission leaders of Water for the People.
Click here to read an email received in July 2012 from Jacobo Núñez, President and founder of Agua Para El Pueblo.
Click here to view a letter received in thanks from someone who has seen the benefits of the work missioners (including St. James' parishioners) have done (and are doing!) to provide clean water for villages in Honduras as part of Water for the People (Agua para el Pueblo).