By Jeff Merriman, Field Director
This week is the six-year anniversary of a Water Team trip to Nicaragua. When we looked back at the photos from that trip, one thing stood out: the words painted on a wooden shelter that read ‘OBRA DEL PORVENIR’. Loosely translated from Spanish, it means ‘the work of the future’.
Every time we fund a water project, send a Water Team to install a well, or provide hygiene education to a school or village, we’re doing the ‘work of the future’.
More than any other group, the ‘work of the future’ is about giving children a better shot at life. We know that over 800 children die every day around the world because of a lack of access to clean water and proper sanitation. But not the children our team met that week in Nicaragua. Providing clean water in communities that lack access is the key to beating these odds. One that allows children to grow into teenagers, then adults, and eventually have children of their own.
That’s the power of clean water. That’s the power of working for the future. That’s the power of Water Ambassadors Canada and the support we receive from people like you.