With your help we can bring water to the elementary school in Candelaria Arriba, Colombia. It already has the nice water storage tank shown in the picture above. That tank was installed by the government a couple of years ago. However, it’s never been filled because the government didn’t build a rainwater harvesting system like they were supposed, but we can change that. Countless studies have shown that a lack of water at school negatively impacts the education of thecontinue reading
As you know if you’ve been following our journey, HydrateLife is currently working in the small town of Candelaria Arriba, Colombia, where there are multiple water, sanitation, and hygiene issues. However, at this time the most pressing issue facing the people there is the lack of clean water. Another major problem is that the elementary school lacks any water at all. With that in mind, we’re excited to be launching two fundraising campaigns that will make these concerns a thing ofcontinue reading
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!