The community of Quirangay, home to doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil harvesters, sits nestled at the base of volcano Mount Mayon in the Philippines. They recently received a solar operated Potable Water System, which includes a well, water storage tank, water pipeline, solar pump, and 10 common water tap points, enabling hundreds of families to enjoy clean, easily accessible water.
Quirangay is divided into 7 Puroks, or divisions that shared one water system before the installation of the new potable water system. Puroks four through seven, which are located at the base of the volcano, were the furthest away from the main water system until the installation of the new one. The families living in these Puroks were negatively affected the most and their children would spend roughly two hours a day gathering water for their families. This often resulted in these children being late for school or missing it entirely. The location of the new potable water system enables these children to attend school while still completing their responsibilities.
“Thanks to doTERRA . . . hundreds of families now enjoy clean potable water for their homes,” said doTERRA’s sourcing partner in the area. “I was happy to discover the impact meant more than just giving them easily accessible water. And this is from what they were very happily "loud" about. The proximity of those taps stands saved their children 2 hours—the amount of time these kids usually spend to fall in line and fetch water. That alone was worth the undertaking. . . . In our language, Maraming Maraming Salamat Po!”