How Water for People Empowers Rural Communities
Water for People has long found success developing clean water solutions for the world’s poor. The NGO uses an urban, municipal approach to developing safe sources of clean water and implements them in poor rural areas. One of the areas where Water For People has had in impact is in Cuchumuela, Bolivia. In addition to three other rural Bolivian communities, Cuchumuela benefited from Water for People’s professionals and partners who worked together to build safe running water systems. Going far beyond digging a well, Water for People has built a legacy of clean water systems that local people could eventually maintain and operate on their own. With one in eight people lacking access to clean water, more work like this is crucial to avoid the spread of disease--as well as empower rural poor.
Without water, nothing else, from carbon to climate change, matters.[Image credit: Water for People]