Monday, May 7, 2007


Many people in San Jorge suffer from parasites and stomach ailments due to the contaminated water that they have to drink. Mayan Families has actively searched for donations to provide families with Q Beta water filters.

Five hundred Q Beta water filters have been donated to the town of San Jorge. Juan Carlos Cheves has coordinated this project and we have been very happy that he chose us as his partners. This project has been sponsored through a Rotary Foundation Matching Grant (60923) together with the Florence, OREGON Rotary Club of District 5110 and the Guatemala Sur, GUA Rotary Club of District 4250. Rotarians George Lewis from Oregon and Juan Carlos Cheves from Guatemala have been coordinating the project. For more information on the Q Beta water filters, visit

The people of San Jorge are really delighted to have these filters which will give them access to clean drinking water and hopefully, this will help relieve the terrible amount of parasites that the population currently has to suffer. We thank Cropa Panalapina for donating their services free of charge to bring these filters to San Jorge la Laguna from Guatemala City. It was a very happy day in San Jorge la Laguna when the first water filters were delivered.

Water filters in action

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