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Gravity with Gravitas

In Pellizco Central, the water committee is learning to use tablets to communicate with their municipal government, to track water usage in their community, and to continue th... In Pellizco Central, the water committee is learning to use tablets to communicate with their munici...

In The Field

'Online' off the beaten path

Though I walk into the Taltimiche school classroom brandishing my own zoom lens and manual camera in addition to the smartphone in my pocket, it is I who ends up being the one... Though I walk into the Taltimiche school classroom brandishing my own zoom lens and manual camera in...

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School inauguration day in Siminka!

The school in Siminka on the banks of the Coco River in Nicaragua’s Bosawas biosphere reserve is nearing completion on the day we journey here. We make our way up the ri... The school in Siminka on the banks of the Coco River in Nicaragua’s Bosawas biosphere reserve ...

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Backhoes and Buttonholes Teresa Chavaria can talk integlligently on both of these topics. I like her already. As a member of the Water Committee in El Hatillo, she knows more ... Backhoes and Buttonholes Teresa Chavaria can talk integlligently on both of these topics. I like her...

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Finding our 'Why' in Guatemala's Highlands

The Volunteer Factor Lifting Communities A tattoo artist, four seasoned dental professionals, two nurses, four fresh dental school grads, two students, a young mother, a CEO, ... The Volunteer Factor Lifting Communities A tattoo artist, four seasoned dental professionals, two nu...

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World Water Day means the World to these Women!

Well drilling combined with the distribution of technology and the dissemination of training through the Technology for Sustainable Resource Governance phase of the Nicaragua ... Well drilling combined with the distribution of technology and the dissemination of training through...

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World Water Day 2019: Leaving No one Behind

The Technology for Sustainable Water Resource Governance project is working towards the World Water Day 2019 goal of Leaving No one Behind. Here, three women involved in and i... The Technology for Sustainable Water Resource Governance project is working towards the World Water ...

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Building a gender-balanced world - IWD 2019

Elizabeth del Carmen Doing her part. And then some. Everyone has a part to play in building a gender-balanced world – all the time, and everywhere. Elizabeth del Carmen,... Elizabeth del Carmen Doing her part. And then some. Everyone has a part to play in building a gender...

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One plus one. The sum of our experience.

There is no secret formula or magic equation per say, but I am reminded through brigade travel that we are all the sum of our own unique experiences. The good. The bad. The ch... There is no secret formula or magic equation per say, but I am reminded through brigade travel that ...

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San Isidro School - Opening Doors

The first time we visit San Isidro in the Guatemala highlands – one of the most marginalized and isolated communities in Comitancillo – it is to meet the Community Development... The first time we visit San Isidro in the Guatemala highlands – one of the most marginalized and iso...

In The Field