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Making Hygiene Fun

August 5, 2019

The community of Pachoj in Guatemala is 15 miles from the nearest town and challenging to get to – in the rainy season the trek to this tiny town can include more than a mile of walking along muddy roads that often become unpassable for cars. Because access to the town is so difficult, Pachoj lacks basic services like drinking water, sanitation, and electricity.

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A Born Leader

August 5, 2019

Don Goyo has led the charge for safe water in his rural community in the hilly terrain of Western Guatemala. From a young age, he looked for problems to solve and ways to make life better for Everyone in his community. In many ways, making life better started with water.

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Change Starts
at Schools

August 2, 2019

Pablo has lived in the district of Tiraque, Bolivia for his entire life. For the first 32 years of his life, he didn’t have a bathroom.

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Students are Part of the Solution

August 2, 2019

Both Maribel and David are dreaming of going to university next year – Maribel wants to be a nurse or social worker, and David plans to study mechanics. One of the reasons they are able to dream about heading off to university is because they go to a school that has safe water and sanitation. They never had to miss school due to fetching water or being sick from water-borne diseases.

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Meet Jorge

August 1, 2019

When Jorge Arnez gets an idea in his head, nothing can stop him. A silver-haired farmer, Jorge talks a mile a minute. His passion and energy for taking care of his tiny community of Saca Sirca in the district of San Benito, Bolivia is clear.

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The Town
of Thagoni

August 1, 2019

Está muy lejos, they tell us. Thagoni is very far.

Thagoni is so far away, so deep in the mountains, and so spread out that national programs for water access never would have reached it. Just the cost to get a rig up there to drill a well would be prohibitive.

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Meet
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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