Central/South America

Central America Trip Report – Part 2 – Nicaragua

Central America Trip Report – Part 2 – Nicaragua

A representative for Global Water, Kathleen, recently visited Guatemala and Nicaragua to conduct site visits to WASH projects, including documentation of constructed facilities, meeting with community members and discussion of project outcomes and planning proposed future projects.  Here are some notes and pictures from her trip:   Part 2 – Nicaragua: After arriving in Managua, […]

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Central America Trip Report – Part 1 – Guatemala

Central America Trip Report – Part 1 – Guatemala

A representative for Global Water, Kathleen, recently visited Guatemala and Nicaragua to conduct site visits to WASH projects, including documentation of constructed facilities, meeting with community members and discussion of project outcomes and planning proposed future projects.  Here are some notes and pictures from her trip:   Part 1 – Guatemala: After flying into Guatemala […]

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A Talk with the Hernandez Family

A Talk with the Hernandez Family

The Hernández family lives in a one-room brick home with a tile roof and dirt floor. It is simple and clean. The nearest water is a creek 2 kilometers away and until recently, no one in the community had a bathroom. In partnership with El Porvenir and Global Water, the Hernández family and other members […]

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Spring Catchment System, Nicaragua

Spring Catchment System, Nicaragua

  Esperanza Village, Nicaragua Esperanza Village is a remote community with 25 families (125 people) dispersed throughout a forested and mountainous region. It is located in themunicipality of Rio Blanco, which is approximately a four hour drive from the capital, Managua. To reach the community from Rio Blanco, one must drive one hour on a […]

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Hand Dug Well In Nicaragua

Hand Dug Well In Nicaragua

  Rinconada Village, Nicaragua Rinconada Village is a remote community with 50 families (252 people) dispersed throughout a forested valley. It is located in the municipality of ElSauce, which is approximately a three hour drive from the capital, Managua. To reach the community from El Sauce, one must drive one hour on a dirt road and […]

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Healthy Schools Program in Guatemala

Healthy Schools Program in Guatemala

The Healthy Schools Program has developed over the years informally between Global Water, a local Guatemalan non-governmental organization (NGO), and Peace Corps volunteers.  This initiative is a three phase program, lasting up to four years designed to train teachers, children, and parents healthy hygiene habits.  Global Water and a local organization have collaborated with Peace Corps […]

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