Monday, June 14, 2010

Water for rural communities in Nicaragua

For isolated, desperately poor people in the Nicaraguan countryside, having a better future means they need clean water, latrines, more efficient cook stoves, and reforestation projects. The people-to-people development project El Porvenir works with Nicaraguan communities to make these necessities accessible to more villagers. In Spanish, El Porvenir means "The Future." See more in this 9:59 video.

As El Porvenir co-founder Carole Harper says in the film, "Communities are invited ... if they want to ..."

That's the kind of aid that has staying power -- aid chosen by the recipients.

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