From improved health to more girls in school – the outcomes of having safe and reliable water are countless. Visit water points dotted along Rwanda’s rolling hills or talk with a teacher at a school in Guatemala with new sanitation facilities, and you’ll hear stories of how everything has changed.

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Laban spends his days overseeing the local water point as community members fetch water. He is the water seller and caretaker of the local hand pump.

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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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For the first 30 years of her life, Bijali had to walk for water.

“We collected drinking water from our village pond,” Bijali said. “The monsoon seasons were tough, as I had to walk through a waterlogged, broken path.”

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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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