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Do you want to make a significant difference in the lives of families in need? Are you interested in supporting clean water and improved sanitation initiatives that save lives and enhance the quality of life for rural Nicaraguans?

We partner with rural Nicaraguans to build double-pit latrines so all have safe sanitation. Your support provides the materials and technical support for rural families to improve their health, hygiene, and quality of life.

Make a high-impact contribution today.

Each gift of $600 will change the life of one family by providing the resources they need to build their own latrine, improve their health and environment, and reduce the impact of waterborne illnesses.

Manuel de Jesús knows what it's like to live without a latrine. He waited nearly 60 years for a safe latrine.

Five people live in his home, and all of them were afraid of using the makeshift latrine they had. Manuel had built the latrine out of the materials he had available. His family’s lack of resources made it impossible for him to build a sturdy latrine on his own.

"We needed a new latrine to live better and improve our hygiene; we know that it is good for our health. Now we have privacy and our lives are better," concludes Manuel.

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Fabiola (pictured above) definitely remembers not having a latrine at her home where 7 people live. For a while, they had a latrine, but it filled up quickly; no one had taught them what to do when it filled up, so they just stopped using it. Then they learned about El Porvenir and quickly asked to be part of the community latrine project.


"It's important to have a good latrine to have hygiene at home and have good health," said Fabiola. Through our hygiene education program, Fabiola also learned how to take care of her latrine: how to keep it clean, have a covered trash, have a hand washing station, and what to do when the pit fills. "Given good maintenance, they last for many, many years," she said. "We want to thank the donors and let them know how important these latrines are to us."

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