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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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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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A Dream of Safe Water

August 12, 2019

“It was like a dream to us,” says Lilian. She says the people in her community never thought they would have safe water. “We used to wake up very early in the morning to go fetch water,” Lilian says. She and others in her community in Gicumbi District, Rwanda would lose hours each day walking…

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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 extraordinary in the water

August 9, 2019

Sweetly sleeping, two-year-old Solange lays contentedly in her mom’s arms. Marie Louise’s other children are at school. This scene, almost serene, feels very different from what Marie Louise says life looked like a few years ago. A few years ago, her village didn’t have a safe water source. Growing up, Marie Louise never had the…

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The Impact of Saved Time

August 9, 2019

Beatrice and her neighbors have an acute understanding of the value of time. Three years ago, women and children in her community of Ngoma in Rulindo District, Rwanda, were losing hours every day fetching water from an unprotected spring. Kids lost time they could be in school – arriving late, leaving early, and sometimes missing…

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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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