The Pulse of La Independencia
It did, anyway. Until this day.
On this day, the rhythm at La Independencia is interrupted. In just the best way! The combination water system slated for installation on this day enlists a two-tank system. One tank receives the contaminated source water and settles impurities to the bottom. The clear water transfers to a second tank, is chlorinated to remove bacteria, and is thereby rendered safe to drink!
Indoors, all hands are on deck as students, teachers, and parents alike tuck into tiny desks to participate in training. The functionality, the maintenance, and the proper use and care of the water system will require co-operation. There is no hesitation in the room to buy-in — the payoff simply too great.
And then, patience.
With a new water system in place, a new latrine is next for La Independencia. Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) education will follow in classrooms.
There’s a new rhythm at La Independencia. A pulse, if you will. And it is strong.