“Clean water for me, for you, for everyone; every day!” COFOA leaders chant
Most families in Soyapango get water service only once every nine days. As a result, sanitation and health conditions are horrible. Despite rising violence, leaders from St. Francis Assisi Parish prioritized the issue of water because of its potential to unify this community of 250,000 people. After reaching out to hundreds of families, the leadership team has presented their needs to the Mayor and City Council and are now pushing for a meeting with ANDA, the national water company. City officials are inspecting the existing wells and working with the national water company to build a new one to solve this issue. Leaders expect construction to start in the next 30 days. You can also read about now COFOA leaders are also fighting for land reform in El Salvador.