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“A Long Walk”
More than half of primary schools in developing countries lack access to clean water, and every minute, a child dies from a water-related illness. Providing clean water to impoverished communities prevents these tragedies, and frees children from the crippling burden of carrying water. It is is the first step to making their dreams come true, which is no small thing. Dreams are important; dreams are what change things. ‘A Long Walk’ is a story of how one small girl used dreams, perseverance, and opportunity to make miracles come true in her homeland of Nicaragua.
Derlin Activates Community Spirit
Because of the local geography, the walk to school was often unpredictable and unsafe for half the children of San Antonio. Parents took matters into their own hands and built a permanent pedestrian bridge across a river that was dividing the community in two. The bridge is a great source of pride, providing children a safe, reliable path to school, and the entire community consistent accessibility that sparked capital investment and growing economic opportunity.
Berlina on Water and Health
Berlina’s family faced risks just to get a drink of water. The quality of that water made life even more risky and uncertain. Now that they have safe and easy access to a tap, they have both health and hope.
Jasmina’s Thirst For Knowledge
Jasmina’s belief in the power of education gives her the perseverance to continue her studies despite enormous challenges. The scholarship she receives has propelled her on a journey towards becoming a teacher and making a lasting impact on future generations of students in her community.