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A Teacher Explains the Importance of Water

June 30, 2022

Jean is a teacher. “I like teaching! I was always excited to be a teacher,” he shares, his passion evident. Jean began his career in Kigali, spending several years teaching at a school in the capital of Rwanda and even meeting his wife, Marie, there. Before Kigali, Jean lived in the countryside of southern Rwanda.…

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It’s About Transforming Communities

May 18, 2022

“We had two springs we used for water, but they have dried up. The mayor brought water in a cistern once a week, but it was not enough. To wash clothes, we went to the river, but it was far away.”

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Welcome to the Makalani Village

February 15, 2021

Situated between hills, this hard-to-reach village is in the Chiradzulu District in southern Malawi. A mild, cool climate attracted settlers from nearby Mozambique in the early ‘90s who were in search of land for farming. However, this pursuit of greener pasture led to a major problem – lack of water.

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The Wait is Finally Over

January 28, 2021

“Before, the wait for water used to begin in the dark at 4 a.m.”

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A Drop of Pride

December 23, 2020

The Rugarama Village sits between hills and valleys in the southwestern region of Uganda, within the Kamwenge District. In this community, approximately 80 households were using one borehole as a water source. However, the pipes broke down and the village was left without safe water.

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A Drop of Resilience

December 11, 2020

Meet Erica Madrid, a community leader, mother, and advocate for clean water for her community of San Antonio de Cortes, Honduras. As a girl, she grew up taking care of her family’s business, and always helped those in need.

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A Drop of Opportunity

November 25, 2020

When she married ten years ago, Alphonsine moved to her new home in Rurembo Village, Gicumbi, a district in the north. As happy as she was to have married the love of her life, Alphonsine knew she would face one big challenge – accessing water.

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Water Gives Time

May 8, 2020

The village of Banashyam Nagar is in eastern India – nearly as far to the east in the country as you can go. It lies in the vast delta on the Bay of Bengal, formed by the confluence of several major rivers. Bright green fields are broken up by trees, homes, and ponds. Despite the networks of waterways, communities in this area struggle with reliable access to safe water.

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Water:
A Force for Good

December 20, 2019

As Oscar Mejia breathes in the fresh mountain air and sips his coffee, he looks around the school that’s nestled in the verdant landscape. Oscar comes from a long line of educators and has taught children in the El Lanillal community in San Antonio de Cortes, Honduras for over 18 years. He is truly committed to helping children reach their full potential, so he’s glad his school and his community look and feel different than they did a couple years back.

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A Drop of Hope

December 16, 2019

Growing up, Santana remembers watching her neighbors carry water every day. She never gave up hope that this would change.

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