In remote Nicaraguan communities, a lack of clean water and sanitation is a major obstacle that people face.
The Murillo family of Camoapa was having serious health problems because of their latrine’s unsanitary conditions. Maria Murillo said that her children were constantly ill and simply using the dilapidated structure was a daily challenge for everyone.
Fortunately, Maria’s family was able to receive a new latrine through Episcopal Relief & Development and our partner, El Porvenir, a community-based organization that facilitates the construction of latrines and fresh water wells in Nicaragua.
The Murillo family also learned about basic hygiene and were trained on latrine upkeep. Maria said that her family is now much happier and healthier. “We feel that our lives have changed,” she says.
The Murillo family is an inspiring example of how simple gifts like clean water and proper hygiene can keep an entire family healthy.