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A Drop of Pride

December 23, 2020

The Rugarama Village sits between hills and valleys in the southwestern region of Uganda, within the Kamwenge District. In this community, approximately 80 households were using one borehole as a water source. However, the pipes broke down and the village was left without safe water.

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Friends of Water

August 17, 2019

Debasis Mondal’s bright orange vest signifies the important role he plays in communities in his region of India. He’s a Jalabandhu – a “Friend of Water.”

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Micrometers: A Simple Solution to Water Scarcity

August 16, 2019

In the small community of Llimbe in Peru, water sources were running dry. The idea proposed by the water committee was to add micrometers to each household’s water connection, however some in the community were skeptical.

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Women Leading the Charge for Water and Sanitation

June 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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Loans for Toilets

October 4, 2018

A lasting approach to sanitation must consider how to create behavior change and local ownership. Many governments or nonprofits give away toilets, but we’ve found that model ineffective and unsustainable. If families invest in improving their own bathrooms, they are more likely to use them.

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Changing the Future through Safe Sanitation

October 4, 2018

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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