This week I’m happy to introduce you to Merlis Gusman, the woman in the blue shirt. I was able to sit down with Merlis at the small daycare she runs in Candelaria Arriba, Colombia. She expressed that the water situation is very hard for her for two reasons. The first being that she needs a lot of water for the kids, for cleaning, drinking, etc., and collecting the water takes a lot of time and effort. The second reason iscontinue reading
Hi everyone, I’d like to introduce you to Eusebio Hernandez. Eusebio is the first of several people from Candelaria Arriba, Colombia that I’ll be introducing over the coming weeks. Eusebio was born in Candelaria Arriba, close to where this picture was taken, and has lived there his entire life. While I was in Colombia I had a chance to sit down and talk with him at his home, where he lives with his wife and two children. Eusebio toldcontinue reading
Happy Earth Day!!! We hope that everyone has some time today to get out and spend some time in nature. I’m in San Francisco, California, and I’ll be heading out to the beach today with a bag, and doing some cleanup. At HydrateLife, we are passionate about protecting the environment, and make every effort we can to have the least impact, and inspire environmentally friendly practices. For example, we buy materials locally to cut down on the distance they havecontinue reading
Hey everyone, I’m back from my trip to Candelaria Arriba, Colombia, and I wanted to share some pictures with you, as well as fill you in on what I did while I was down there. I get a little long winded sometimes, so I apologize if this is a bit lengthy. Also, if you click on the picture you can see a larger version. Santa Cruz de Lorica is the city I stayed in while in Colombia. Situated along thecontinue reading
Happy World Water Day everyone! World Water Day is a special day each year, however, this year it has even more significance here at HydrateLife as we get moving with our project in Colombia. I just got back from an amazing trip to visit the community down there (I’ll be sharing some pictures soon), and today I’ll be thinking about the people in Candelaria, and unfortunately, the dirty water they have to drink. BUT I’ll also be thinking about howcontinue reading
Together we can make it so this boy from Candelaria never has to travel an hour to collect water again, and can instead spend that time playing with his friends, hanging out with his family, or doing schoolwork. End 2017 by making a donation to HydrateLife, and have a real impact on the lives of the people of Candelaria. Happy New Year! HydrateLife is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. All donations are fully tax deductible.
Happy Holidays to everyone! It’s been a great first year for us, and we can’t wait for all of the fun and challenges that 2018 is going to bring, and all of the clean water we’re going to bring to those who need it! Thank you to everyone who has supported us up to this point. We can’t do the work we do without your generous donations, and we hope you will continue to support us and our work.continue reading
Today was a a day of giving all over the world, and a lot of good was done for a lot of people. For those of you who don’t follow HydrateLife on social media I wanted to share the posts that were put up today. Hope everyone had a great Giving Tuesday!
Happy Giving Tuesday! Giving Tuesday is the globally-celebrated day of generosity that is celebrated in 98 countries. Today, people around the world will donate to their favorite charities, helping to make a positive difference in someone’s life. This Giving Tuesday we’re raising money for our pilot project in Candelaria, Colombia. For the 730 people that live there, this project is their hope for a better future. Right now, people in Candelaria have to walk over acontinue reading
Hi everyone, I wanted to send a quick note out to all of you for a few reasons. First, I wanted to thank you all for following HydrateLife and supporting the organization! We can’t do our work without the generous support of our followers, and we are very thankful to have you all. Second, I wanted to remind everyone that next Tuesday, November 28th, is Giving Tuesday. As we get moving with our project in Candelaria your support is neededcontinue reading