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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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Doña Maria: Washed-away livelihood

August 16, 2019

High in Peru’s Andes Mountains, Maria Montalvo Arce grows grapes.
Well, most years she grows grapes. A year ago, the worst flooding Peru has experienced in a lifetime washed away nearly all of Maria’s harvest. The rain lasted for a month.

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Don Ángel: Protecting a
District’s Water

August 16, 2019

Don Ángel went from being a zoologist who worked with livestock to leading the water and sanitation office in the province of Gran Chimu de Cascas in Peru.

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Meet Luz

August 16, 2019

The late afternoon sun starts turning golden as Julia, Daniel, and Kimberly play in the fields surrounding their home just outside of Asunción, Peru. Their life is simple and sweet, and they like it that way. Their mom, Luz, says life didn’t always feel like this.

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Local Leaders
Championing Forever

August 14, 2019

Without leaders on the ground and in local, district, and national governments championing water services for Everyone Forever, the wells and pumps don’t mean much. When they break, who will fix them?

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A Triple Force
for Hygiene

August 14, 2019

Angel, Elizabeth, and Sylvia are a triple force for hygiene promotion at their school in Blantyre, Malawi. The girls are triplets, and they’re all in the school sanitation club. “Water is important because it helps us keep our bodies healthy,”

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The Equation
for Better Hygiene

August 14, 2019

Combine baking soda, oil, and extract from a local Malawian tree, and it equals better hygiene for an entire community.

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Maureen
the Hand Pump Mechanic

August 14, 2019

On any given day, as she sees her kids off to school or prepares food for her family, Maureen could get a call from a community in her region. She’d drop everything in that moment, grab her tools, and head off on her bicycle.

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The Shop Owner

August 14, 2019

Every day at 7 am, Cementi Mendozo opens his grocery store in a local trading center in Chikwawa District, Malawi.

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