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Water for People

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An international organization that promotes the development of high-quality drinking water and sanitation services, accessible to all, and sustained by strong communities, businesses, and governments.
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Benjamin Franklin famously said, “When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” Those that live in the United States often do not think twice about the source of their water or whether it is safe to bathe in or drink. It is a luxury that billions of people worldwide do not know, an uncertainty that communities live with every day. Throughout the movement for clean water access is an acronym called WASH, which stands for “water, sanitation and hygiene services.” This concept is used widely by our charity partners and other government entities that focus on worldwide clean…

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What do you do when the school where you’ve devoted your entire life has its source of water cut off, and your students are left to fend for themselves? Luci Ramirez has been a teacher for 30 years at Canton Xesic Primero, a school nestled in the hilly landscapes outside of Santa Cruz del Quiché, Guatemala. “I love children and want to see them grow and progress” shares Luci. “I was heartbroken when I heard the school had its water taken away.” The school originally used water provided by the church next door. However, in 2015, the owners of the source decided they would not provide any more water for the school and would only turn on the tap for church activities. “We spent many years fighting for water. We asked for a daily amount so that the children could clean themselves and drink. We even offered to pay for…