Rugged Realities In Honduras, Developing CountriesSource: MIOX Corporation
Roatan Island, Honduras, is a serene tropical getaway for many vacationers. Pristine beaches, diving, snorkeling, and sunset cruises attract tourists from all over the world. Each year, thousands descend on Roatan to indulge in the many amenities offered at world-class resorts including charming restaurants, exciting excursions, aquatic activities, a well-developed transportation system and, of course, readily available drinking water.
Around the world, 884 million people do not have access to safe drinking water and 2.5 billion are without adequate sanitation facilities. Every day, nearly 6,000 people who share our planet die from water-related illnesses, and the vast majority are children. On Roatan Island in Honduras, an influx of inhabitants has increased pollution and rapidly depleted natural resources including water. Many small Colonias on the island often don’t have access to clean water.
Committed to improving the health and quality of life for local inhabitants, missionaries Chuck and Tia Laird partnered with Henry Zittrower, founder of Living Water 4 Roatan and MIOX Corporation to improve the water situation on Roatan Island. MIOX on-site generators have provided a sustainable and innovative solution, bringing safe, affordable drinking water to outlying areas on Roatan Island.