Meet Mayor Amner Mendoza Motiño

June 16th, 2015 by TOMS

Mayor Motiño is a government leader in San Antonio, Honduras. His dream is to see all families in San Antonio living with safe water.

Currently, he’s focused on making sure each household is equipped with a latrine, because he believes it will greatly improve the quality of life in the communities.

“I want the people to know that their voices are heard,” Mayor Motiño shares with a passion in his voice. “I want them to have everything, but first we must start with safe water.”

TOMS Roasting Co. partners with Water For People to provide safe water solutions in the same regions where we source our beans. Mayor Motiño and his team have been working with partners like Water For People to make his water and sanitation goals a reality for San Antonio. In addition to creating large scale and long-term solution, Mayor Motiño and his team also provide the communities in San Antonio with education abd training about water usage and water system maintenance.

What Mayor Motiño loves most about his community and the people of San Antonio is that they think of each other and strive to be better. He promotes this heavily by attending as many water committee meetings as he can.

“Civil action is at the heart of change,” he says. “You need to be a part of it to change it.”

Game changers like Mayor Motiño that help bring access to safe water a reality with the help of our Giving Partners and your TOMS Roasting Co. purchases.