Reaching Everyone with Reliable Water

On the road to reaching Everyone Forever in the districts where we work, Water For People has defined different milestones to celebrate along the way – reaching every community, clinic, school, and family with reliable water services. We are thrilled that in 2016, we had three districts reach every community and two districts reach every clinic and school!


In Bolivia, every community in the district of Villa Rivero was reached with reliable water service – this means 42 communities now have access to water. Every clinic and school in the district of San Benito has water and sanitation services – five clinics and 19 schools.

In 2012, Cuchumuela was the first district in Bolivia where Everyone at the household level was reached with water service – igniting momentum in our other Bolivia districts and at the national level. When Cuchumuela declared Everyone, the national government came to the district to verify this achievement – they even declared October 30th Full Coverage Day. Since then, we have worked closely with the national government to support President Evo Morales’s vision of reaching universal water and sanitation coverage in Bolivia by 2025. By President Morales’ request, we are also serving in advisory roles in the departments of Tarija and Oruro – departments he prioritized to reach universal access to water and sanitation services. In the original six Water For People districts in Bolivia, we predict more Everyone milestones by the end of 2018. We have already started replicating our work in three new districts in 2017 – Arbieto, Pocona, and Toco.

Read Don Anacleto’s story from Villa Rivero, Bolivia.


In India, Patharpratima and Sagar Island Districts have reached every community with reliable water service – 139 communities now have access to water.

These districts have been hovering close to reaching every community for a few years, and it’s a huge step for Water For People to be able to officially declare this milestone – the first Everyone milestones in our India districts. Reaching every community in these districts meant forming a closer partnership with the government, along with strong water user committees within these communities. Proving our work in India has given us more credibility with the government, and we believe this will be a tipping point that leads to greater replication and scale, but also stronger emphasis on sustainability – the Forever portion of our work.


In Peru, every clinic and school in the district of Asunción has reliable water and sanitation services – four clinics and 51 schools!

Water For People created a school curriculum in Peru that focuses on water, sanitation, hygiene, and water resource management. Alongside this curriculum, schools in Asunción have built handwashing stations and toilet blocks with separate sections for boy and girls. The regional government has now adopted the curriculum we created and is replicating it beyond the districts where Water for People works. Reaching every clinic and school in Asunción is the first Everyone milestone reached in Peru, and we project we will reach the same milestone in the district of Cascas this year.

In 2016, six districts reached or maintained reliable water service for every community:

  • Cuchumuela, Bolivia
  • San Pedro, Bolivia
  • Villa Rivero, Bolivia
  • Chinda, Honduras
  • Patharpratima, India
  • Sagar Island, India

In 2016, five districts reached or maintained reliable water and sanitation services for every clinic and school:

  • Cuchumuela, Bolivia
  • San Benito, Bolivia
  • San Pedro, Bolivia
  • Villa Rivero, Bolivia
  • Asunción, Peru

See how we monitor our progress toward Everyone Forever.

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