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Friends of Water

August 17, 2019

Debasis Mondal’s bright orange vest signifies the important role he plays in communities in his region of India. He’s a Jalabandhu – a “Friend of Water.”

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A changed life…
through emptying latrines

August 16, 2019

“Do not look down on any job, even pit emptying,” says Isaac.

This job has revolutionized Isaac’s life. And beyond earning a better living for himself and his family, he’s a part of transforming Kampala into a clean, healthy city.

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More Time Means
Better Education

August 16, 2019

“My school uniform had lost its original color,” says 13-year-old Martin. The river water his family had to use was so dirty, it discolored all of their clothes and even changed the color of their food.

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Turning Waste
into Fuel

August 16, 2019

In rural Uganda, Water For People is helping entrepreneurs tackle every part of the sanitation value chain, from constructing latrines and emptying them to transferring and treating fecal waste. In this last step – fecal waste treatment – Water For People is creating a true circular economy by repurposing waste.

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Safe Water
for Generations

August 16, 2019

“I like talking about water, because water is life,” Faith says, as she sits in the shade of an avocado tree next to the home she shares with two daughters and three grandchildren.

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Local Water Guardians:
The Water
Sellers

August 16, 2019

Laban spends his days overseeing the local water point as community members fetch water. He is the water seller and caretaker of the local hand pump.
Water For People’s Water As A Business model employs water sellers like Laban.

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Meet Aisha

August 16, 2019

Weave through the rolling green hills of Uganda’s countryside, past lines of banana trees, clusters of coffee plants, and a few cattle wandering alongside a narrow dirt path, and you’ll find Aisha Lubega at her local water point, turning water into progress for her entire community.

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Small but Mighty

August 16, 2019

The story of one determined teacher who has changed the future of water for an entire community.

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Micrometers: A Simple Solution to Water Scarcity

August 16, 2019

In the small community of Llimbe in Peru, water sources were running dry. The idea proposed by the water committee was to add micrometers to each household’s water connection, however some in the community were skeptical.

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Don Michael:
Rebuilding a water system

August 16, 2019

Michael Sagastegui is the president of the water committee in Pampas de San Isidro in the district of Cascas, Peru. As committee president, he oversees maintenance and repair of the water system.

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