El Tablazo is a remote community located 60 km from the town of Trojes in southeast Honduras. José León Morena lives with his wife, Dolores Figueroa, and their nine children and grandchildren in the community of El Tablazo. The family currently uses a water source that another member of the community lends to them. Water sources are abundant in the community of El Tablazo. However, a few years ago, a water quality analysis was conducted, and the results were very worrying. The analysis showed the water is highly contaminated. This helped explain why members of the community have suffered from hepatitis; some have even died from it. Knowing that his whole family, and, indeed, the whole community of Tablazo, only has access to contaminated water, José Morena shares, “We are really grateful to soon benefit from this project which will provide water filters and training so that we will finally be able to safely drink water.”El Tablazo is small community located in the Trojes region of Honduras. There are 23 families, with 108 residents in total. This community is located about an hour from the Coco River (previously called the Segovia River), which divides Honduras from Nicaragua. The river is mostly used to transport commercial goods from La Mosquitía, Honduras to Nicaragua, but is also used for recreation during the summer.
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