Candelaria

Happy World Water Day!

Happy World Water Day!

Happy World Water Day! Recently I was in Colombia to help distribute the 130 ceramic water filters that HydrateLife provided to the community of Candelaria Arriba. Every household now has a source of clean drinking water that will last for years! This community no longer has to worry about how to get clean water, however, there are still 844 million people throughout the world who do not have access to safe water. So take a moment today and think aboutcontinue reading

SHAVE IT Wins!

SHAVE IT Wins!

Happy New Year to everyone! Our SAVE IT or SHAVE IT fundraiser back in December was a lot of fun, and very successful too! Thank you again to everyone who was able to participate. Team SHAVE IT won by a landslide, and thus, the beard had to go. I actually shaved it at the beginning of January, but am just getting a chance to post this now. I had a new addition to my family at the end of thecontinue reading

Start Your Weekend off Right! (with Link)

Start Your Weekend off Right! (with Link)

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

Start Your Weekend off Right!

Start Your Weekend off Right!

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

Two Campaigns – One Community

Two Campaigns – One Community

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

Meet Merlis

Meet Merlis

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

I’d like to introduce you to…

I’d like to introduce you to…

  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

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