In Looban, Philippines, residents were drinking dirty water that caused diarrhea and skin diseases in 15 children. When bathing, those skin diseases became infected from direct exposure.

Flor and her husband, parents of five children, carried a combined 48 liters of water a day from a source that was more than a half mile away. Sometimes, they spent what little money they had on distilled water to protect their children from disease.


With the help of Outreach International, the community organized a committee to solve the problem.

Using the nearest clean water source, community members built a communal pipe system from the source to each house in the village.


Thanks to the water pipe, families no longer worry about the cleanliness of the water their children drink or bathe in.