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Laguna Water, Water.org, and WaterLinks
Make Clean Water Accessible and Available to All
Making safe and clean water available to low income communities in the Province of Laguna, Manila Water Philippine Ventures (MWPV) through its subsidiary Laguna Water; Water.org; and WaterLinks launched the WaterConnect project on March 30 at the Laguna Water Office, Nuvali, Santa Rosa.
WaterConnect project aims to support families who do not have enough means to gain access to a reliable source of water. Empowering marginalized communities through community organizing, technical advice, and financial services, the project targets to connect at least 1,500 households to the piped water system of Laguna Water by September 2017.
Leading this project are three experts in the water industry in the Philippines and in the international arena; MWPV, Water.org, and WaterLinks. MWPV is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manila Water handling water and wastewater services outside Metro Manila. Water.org is an international non-profit organization that has positively transformed more than five million lives around the world through access to safe water and sanitation. WaterLinks is a fully independent, non-profit organization that facilitates Water Operator Partnerships in the Asia-Pacific region and catalyzes efficiency improvements to enhance and expand access to urban water and sanitation services.
Piloting in the Province of Laguna, Laguna Water will be representing MWPV and will be taking lead in this project along with the other partners. Laguna Water is a successful product of a public-private partnership between the Provincial Government of Laguna and MWPV and is currently serving more than 130,000 households.
To ensure the project’s success, microfinance institutions will also be tapped to provide financial assistance to families who want to be part of this initiative.
Present during the launch were MWPV South Luzon Regional Business Cluster Head and Laguna Water General Manager Melvin John Tan, Water.org Senior Regional Manager Eva Taravilla, Water.org Country Director Carlos Ani, Water.org Water Credit Officer Floredick Pajarillo, WaterConnect Team Leader Bonifer Bautista, WaterLinks Executive Director Mai Flor, Laguna Water Leadership and Management Teams, and the project’s beneficiaries from Brgy. Sinalhan and Brgy. Caingin in Santa. Rosa and Brgy. Malaban in Binan.
Ensuring health and safety and uplifting dignity of low-income communities through the provision of safe and clean water, the Water Connect Project aims to create positive impact to the lives of millions of Filipinos once implemented in the entire Philippines.
Laguna Water, Water.org, and WaterLinks officially launched the WaterConnect project which aims to make safe and clean water available to all, particularly to low-income families. In-photo (L-R): Water.org Country Director Carlos Ani, WaterLinks Executive Director Mai Flor, WaterConnect Team Leader Bonifer Bautista, Laguna Water Sustainable Development Manager Eunice Christine Ricaforte, and MWPV South Luzon Regional Business Cluster Head and Laguna Water General Manager Melvin John Tan.
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