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Maria Ernestina Martinez

Maria Ernestina Martinez

María Ernestina Martínez (30 years old) is a mother of five children aged 2 to 14 years old. She says they have had problems accessing water at home for the last four years. “We did not have water during the day. When we had water it was only for one or two hours at midnight, so we had to wake up at that time to fill up containers. Sometimes we did not have water at all for three days, so my children and I had to walk to the next neighborhood to get some water”.

Luis Andrés Martinez (65 years old) is Maria’s father and plays the role of coordinator of the water committee of the community. He explained “the pipes were too narrow so we did not have any water; we had to spend time carrying water in different containers, straining ourselves through the effort”.

Nowadays, María Ernestina and her family have access to clean water and enjoy its benefits. Water is just a step away from them.

What We Do

We work to protect and improve the lives of children by helping them realize their basic human rights – nutritious food, clean water, health care and education. We empower children to grow up confident, know their rights, be active in the community, and take the lead in their own change. 
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