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Learning from Within: Latin America WASH Workshop

Latin America Regional WASH Workshop Participants | Water Mission
Latin America Regional WASH Workshop Participants | Water Mission

Every year, Water Mission unites several country programs together in a region of the world to share best practices, improve technology implementation, and learn key innovations from field staff. Facilitated by our headquarters Community Development team, the Latin America and Caribbean Regional WASH Workshop is based on a key principle in Helping Without Hurting, that true growth in communities comes from using the skills, resources, and ideas that already exist amongst the people. Read More

A Woman’s Journey to Financial Freedom

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WaterBuilds

In the western Indonesian community of Terjun, a 58-year-old woman named Jamila lives with her family. From tending to her children, to earning income through the cleaning of prawns and shrimp, her daily life is similar to many throughout Indonesia. Until about a year ago, the daily financial concerns that filled Jamila’s mind were heavy. Every aspect of her life was complicated and magnified by the high price she paid for life’s most basic necessity: water. But that’s not her reality anymore. Read More

Water Mission Hosts CAWST Conference in Peru

CAWST Group Photo
CAWST Group Photo

In February 2016, Water Mission hosted a workshop with the Center for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST) on household safe water solutions in Iquitos, Peru. As Water Mission’s standard water treatment solution is suitable for populations of 2,000-3,000 people, Water Mission Peru welcomed discussion with CAWST on solutions that serve smaller communities, such as those with a couple dozen families. Read More

A Model of Financial Sustainability and Generosity

Ten Seeds - Management Capacity Index, Water Mission Success Standards
Ten Seeds - Management Capacity Index, Water Mission Success Standards

In 2015, Water Mission Peru transitioned a successful safe water and sanitation project over to the community of San Martin de Letira. Commissioned for 1,440 residents on April 25, 2014, the Safe Water Committee in San Martin, a community-elected group organized to manage and oversee the project, completed 10 successful follow-up visits with Water Mission Peru staff members. Over the following 18 months, the Safe Water Committee amassed a remarkable amount of $8,000 USD in their savings account, demonstrating financial sustainability. Read More