Belize

Belize is a small country in Central America whose primary source of income is tourism, and that is virtually exclusively located along the coast and the outlying islands just offshore. The inland areas of the southern region of Belize is inhabited almost exclusively by Ketchi Mayan Indians, who are subsistence farmers that live in poverty off what they can raise in their fields and gather in the jungle. They have little access to medical care and even less access to safe drinking water and sanitary facilities.

Hope Springs Water partnered with members of Community Vision Church in Athens to drill a water well in Punta Gorda in 2011.

In 2013, Hope Springs Water embarked on an ambitious program to reclaim some of the hundreds of abandoned wells built in the early 2000s. In each case, rusty, deteriorated pipes are removed and replaced with long-lasting PVC pipes, bore holes are flushed out and sanitized, and then new pump mechanisms are installed. To date, seven wells have been reclaimed in the villages in this region.