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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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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 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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Changing Lives
One Toilet
at a Time

November 19, 2019

Seema Devi was married as a teenager. At this young age, she moved to her new husband’s village, away from her family. One of the biggest differences in this new village in the Sheohar district of northern India was that she no longer had a toilet in her home.

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Water Gives
Prosperity

October 1, 2019

Didacienne had five children and no home of her own. Her husband died nearly 25 years ago in the Rwandan genocide, and after that she had few options to provide for her family – they lived with various family members to get by. And without water in their village, life was difficult.

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August 17, 2019

Ten girls are keeping hundreds of girls in school in India.

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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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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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