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Carolina

August 1, 2019

“I lived in a nearby community, then I got married and moved to Monte Monte,” says Carolina. “But there was no water here.”

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Meet
Mayor Dunia

August 1, 2019

Mayor Dunia Rojas is a force to be reckoned with.
Standing four and a half feet tall with long twin braids down her back, Dunia Rojas is the mayor of the district of Arani, Bolivia. She’s not afraid to face a challenge head on – like getting every person in her district safe water.

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Meet Amadeo

July 29, 2019

Small in stature but big in heart, Amadeo Rojas will do anything for his community to make sure they have water.

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There’s something
worth celebrating
in the water

July 29, 2019

Simon’s exuberant smile gives away his passion for his task at hand: improve the health of his village through better hygiene and sanitation.

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Women Leading the Charge
for Water and Sanitation

June 17, 2019

As mayor of the district of San Rafael del Norte in Nicaragua, Doña Norma commands respect. She and her family have a long and respected history in the district, so when Doña Norma speaks up, people listen.

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“Now I only boil
water to make tea”

June 9, 2019

Isidora Calderon Vargas rests in the shade of her porch while her five-month-old son Abel naps inside. Sober-faced Isidora grew up in this small community in rural Bolivia. At age 35, you can see in her serious eyes that she faced more than her share of life’s difficulties.

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Meet
Rabindranath

May 22, 2019

In 2018, the award for Best Gram Panchayat (a governed area similar to a U.S. county) recognized Digambarpur, West Bengal, out of the 250,000 gram panchayats in India for its progress in improving conditions for the more than 34,000 inhabitants.

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Loans for Toilets

October 4, 2018

A lasting approach to sanitation must consider how to create behavior change and local ownership. Many governments or nonprofits give away toilets, but we’ve found that model ineffective and unsustainable. If families invest in improving their own bathrooms, they are more likely to use them.

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Changing the Future
through Safe Sanitation

October 4, 2018

Francisco Javier Palacios is creating healthier futures in the district of San Rafael del Norte, Nicaragua by changing the way people think about sanitation.

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Luci Fights for the Future

October 4, 2018

What do you do when the school where you’ve devoted your entire life has its source of water cut off, and your students are left to fend for themselves?

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