So a well-run North American non-profit organization can assist Nicaraguans by funding improvements in water access and sanitation in remote communities. But what makes those gains stick? The key to sustainability is community ownership and management of the new resources.
This weekend we, El Porvenir board members, visited a new pumping station we had helped a community build.
The murals the community chose to decorate the facility tell a story of hope in the future:
This is what the future can look like.