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The Dreams (Turned Reality) of Moisés Barrientos

The Dreams (Turned Reality) of Moisés Barrientos

Irrigation Equals Opportunity in This Small Peruvian Village Moisés Barrientos is one of the long-lived directors of Pantipata Incahuasi, a community in the Abancay region of Peru. He has served as president of Pantipata several times and is now an active participant on the Community Engagement Committee. “Community participation is […]

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Impact of Clean Water on Education

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’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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Life-Giving Water Flows in Sayhua, Peru

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

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

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

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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The Walk for Water is Over for the Families of Aguas Riojas, Nicaragua

The Walk for Water is Over for the Families of Aguas Riojas, Nicaragua

The community of Aguas Rojas is in the foothills of Cerro Kilambe, a beautiful, lush jungle reserve, 70 miles from the nearest city of Jinotega, Nicaragua. Esperança began work with local Nicaraguan partner, AVODEC, in 2019 to bring fresh, clean water to this community of 130 low-income families. One of […]

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Clean Water is Flowing in Rio Grande, Nicaragua

Clean Water is Flowing in Rio Grande, Nicaragua

The community of Rio Grande is 27 miles from the city of Jinotega, Nicaragua. The population here mainly consists of hardworking coffee farmers. However, the use of chemical fertilizers in the soil and on the plants has left the local river (and their

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