IRC Water Well Projects
InterAmerican Restoration Corporation has been fortunate to drill two water wells for communities in Honduras. Nothing compares to being able to bring fresh running water to a community that has never had it before. The most recent well was drilled in the Lenca community of Tierra del Padre, a village of 40 families whose tribe is native to Honduras. IRC provided the funds for drilling the well, inserting a submersible pump and providing pipe for water delivery. The community was responsible for building a secure pump house, digging trenches throughout the community, and constructing a large brick and mortar holding tank. Pipe was laid in July 2017 to make the water accessible at multiple locations around the village.
Communities We Have Provided with Water Wells
Lomas del Diamante, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
IRC’s first fresh water well project provided water to the people of Lomas del Diamante near Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The well currently pumps 60 gallons a minute and serves an estimated 8,000 residents in the community. The project was completed in partnership with Living Water Wells, a non-profit organization based in Nashville, TN.
Tierra del Padres, Honduras
IRC’s second water well project provided water to the people of Tierra del Padres, Honduras. Their village is home to roughly 40 families, all of them members of the Lenca tribe, indigenous to the Honduras’ mountain highlands. IRC provided the funds to install the water well and the pipe necessary to distribute the water throughout village, but it was the members of Tierra del Padres themselves who provided the manpower to finish the project. The partnership between IRC and the people of Tierra del Padres brought not only fresh water to a community that had never had it before, but also a sense of deepened friendship and appreciation for the work they had completed together.
Coa Abajo, Honduras
IRC is currently working on their 3rd water well project. The new water well will provide water to the people of Coa Abajo, a small village northeast of Tegucigalpa. Coa Abajo is home to roughly 300 people, all of whom are currently living in poverty. IRC is partnering with the Department of Agriculture in identifying the rural villages that are most in need of water resources. Coa Abajo was near the top of the list.