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Photo above: Kirk Anderson, Director of International Programs, with Isra Jahan at her new water tap. We recently visited Bangladesh to evaluate our projects in the urban slums of Dhaka and Chittagong. We are always thankful for the chance to...
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Photo above: Children from the community of Zapote perform traditional dances at the celebration of their newly completed water system. Last week’s visit to Honduras was packed with activities and milestones. We are very proud to share the extraordinary work...
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TODAY IS WORLD WATER DAY! Take What You Love and Turn it into Water In honor of World Water Day we celebrate our supporters who have turned what they love into water! You have biked, run, climbed mountains, quilted, pledged...
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Thank you to the people of Ethiopia―especially our partner Water Action and the communities of Dawo Kara and Dima Jeliwan―for your gracious hospitality. Thank you for the delicious buna (coffee) and injera bread, and for opening your homes and sharing...
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The Water1st Ethiopia Water Tour departs February 12. Travelers, including Seattle Reign FC players and Water1st Global Fellows, will experience the water crisis firsthand and meet the people and projects we support. Seattle – Water1st International is excited to announce a new...
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Max is a 7th grader at Bush School. In February 2014 he and his mom traveled to Ethiopia with Water1st. The experience gave him a new perspective. “It was an amazing experience in so many ways. I got to see,...
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[Above photo: The new piped water system in Gonbisa Kusaye, Ethiopia significantly reduces the time women and girls spend collecting water, allowing them to redirect that time to other activities, such as farming, earning an income or going to school]...
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Just two weeks ago, Water1st staff was in Honduras visiting old and new projects, as well as communities in need of water systems. The visit was inspiring. Each community displayed a strength of spirit, an incredible commitment to hard work,...
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Over thirty Seattle youth have joined a Water1st Middle School or High School Board. Their goals are lofty; their energy levels high; their talents great. We believe that more lives will be transformed by clean water if we take the time...
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A Party of Happiness Our final stop on our January 2014 site visit was to the community of El Portillo El Paraiso (Gateway to Paradise) to see the progress they have made constructing their new water system. They have worked...
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Helping older water systems expand During our site visits over the past few years, we have encountered many older water systems that are functioning very well, but would like to expand their services to more people. In the United States...
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We Teach You How to Fish Our January 2014 trip to Honduras included a visit to the Chimisal projects, three water systems completed in 2010 that serve four communities total – Tierra Colorada, Plan de Gallinero, San Antonio, and La...
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We visited the communities of San Bartolo and Capuca, who together are building a single water system to serve both communities. All 100 families have worked hard and fast to construct this large project which contains about 11 miles of...
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Rosa and Manuel We started our Honduras visit in Agua Caliente, a project that was completed in 2008. After meeting with community members and enjoying a home-made chicken dinner with beans and tortillas (a theme of the week), we visited...
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Marla Smith-Nilson, founder and executive director of Water 1st appeared on NBC’s Today Show with SELF magazine editor in chief Lucy Danziger and Scandal’s Katie Lowes. Marla traveled to New York to receive the SELF Magazine 2013 WOMEN DOING GOOD...
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