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Clean Water Success Stories

Impact of Clean Water on Education

Submitted by Anna Carolina Ortiz, MPH, Global Health & Development Director Clean water means more children in school. Period.  The statistics are staggering. 31% of schools worldwide lack safe water and adequate sanitation Water-related illnesses lead to 443 million missed school days each year Women and girls spend 200 million […]

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Simón’s Story | Clean Water & Sanitation in Nicaragua

Simón was doing his best. Since his wife died 10 years ago, he’s been a single dad. Living in poverty — in the remote Nicaraguan town of Piedra Colorado, or “Red Stone” — Simón was determined to be self-sufficient, to provide for himself and his children. He started a small […]

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New Homes & Clean Water in the Q’eros Nation

When the weather is cold outside, the last thing you want is to jump into a freezing bath. For Julián, Evarista and their family of five, there’s never been another option.In the mountainous region of Cusco, Peru, where the Q’ero people live more than 14,000 feet above sea level, summer […]

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Life-Giving Water Flows in Sayhua, Peru

Our world is heating up, droughts are taking a toll on farmers and the people you serve with Esperança are among the hardest hit. The farming community of Sayhua, Peru was in dire straits. With rain becoming more and more unreliable, irrigation is a must to keep crops growing and […]

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The Search for Water is Over

Thirsty? You go to the tap. Or to the fridge for water you’ve filtered. There’s bottled water as well. Plenty of options.What if you had no options?The remote, mountainous community of Las Mesitas in northwest Nicaragua never had options. In this place of poverty, suffocated by an extremely dry climate, […]

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Water System Leads to Blooming Micro-business in Nicaragua

It’s amazing how little value we place on water in the U.S. We couldn’t live without it, yet it’s rarely a concern in our day-to-day lives. But what if water were scarce? How far would we go to secure this vital resource for ourselves and our family – to survive? […]

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World Water Day 2021 – Measuring the True Value of Water

Submitted by Anna Carolina Ortiz, MPH, International Program Director Water is an invaluable resource that makes the world go round. Yet, 2.2 billion people still live without access to safe water to this day. The United Nations’ campaign for World Water Day focuses on valuing water or the different meanings […]

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World Toilet Day – Making a Movement for Sanitation

Submitted by Anna Ortiz, International Program Director You will never appreciate your toilet as much as when you are nowhere near one. Or the ones nearby are not as sanitary as what you are used to. The reality is toilets and sanitation often fly under the radar, but when a […]

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Aura and Her Community Reach the Finish Line of New Water System Amid Global Pandemic

When we first met Aura Gutierrez, she was desperate.Her family had always lived in poverty, a fact Aura was not ashamed of. She worked hard maintaining her home, her husband spent the days sowing and caring for their land, planting basic grains, corn, and beans, and their 13-year-old son walked […]

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