Awakening the Senses

And changing the present in Sagrada Familia

Last year, we met Candida. She filtered water from a shallow contaminated well through her T-shirt and boiled it on her clay stove before offering it up to quench the thirst of her family. Because that was her only option.

Today, we meet again. As her grandsons turn the handle of the handpump at the community well in Sagrada Familia, Candida assures me that she will t-shirt filter no more. It is no longer an option. And it is a beautiful thing. To meet the women who make up the Community Water Committee. To see clean, safe drinking water flow into a community. To taste the urgency that has been answered. To feel the burdens being lifted. To hear the sheer relief.

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