Agua Para La Vida (“Water for Life”) helps communities in rural Nicaragua to build their own gravity-flow clean drinking water systems and sanitation. They develop sustainable local health education programs in the communities and also run a technical school which is providing the next generation of water technicians to Nicaragua.
All APLV projects follow a community-driven process. The community requests the project, organizes itself to build, and does the manual labor of the building, resulting in a project which can maintain itself indefinitely. APLV provides technical leadership, community organization support, and materials.
APLV works in the most rural areas of Nicaragua, which is the second poorest country in the western hemisphere. Less than 50% of rural communities in Nicaragua have access to safe drinking water and sanitation. Communities in our service area have built and maintain more than 75 successful clean water systems.