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Women Leading the Charge for Water and Sanitation

August 17, 2019

As mayor of the district of San Rafael del Norte in Nicaragua, Doña Norma commands respect. She and her family have a long and respected history in the district, so when Doña Norma speaks up, people listen.

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On your period? No problem.

August 17, 2019

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

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Water Gives Prosperity

August 12, 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. For Didacienne and…

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Water Gives Education

August 12, 2019

When communities don’t have access to water, children have to spend hours every day fetching water. In many cases this causes them to miss school and miss out on an education that could enable them to have a better future. This is not the case for the kids in Kisaro Sector in rural Rwanda. Schoolchildren…

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Meet Peter

August 9, 2019

Peter and his five children are waiting on safe water. “We wake up in the morning around four o’clock, because the first thing we do as the whole family is collect water,” Peter explains. “We have to use flashlights so that we can see the way.” Peter, his wife, three sons, and two daughters walk…

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Water Gives Dreams

August 9, 2019

When water arrived at Binaga School in the remote countryside of Rwanda, it gave students the future. It provided the foundation for them to dream. The school sits in a peaceful valley, surrounded by lush green hills. Students in their crisp yellow uniforms laugh as they meander through freshly painted corridors on their way to…

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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. Simon was born in this village in the rural hillsides of Rwanda and has lived here all 46 years of his life. Growing up, he says they lacked clean things in the…

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