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Agua Pura's Program in Rural Panama

Danis
Danis

Danis is a young Wounaan woman living in a remote village in Eastern Panama.  These indigenous communities are often isolated and transportation is by dugout canoe.  She was a very good student but to continue her education she attended government boarding schools far away from her home. Danis graduated from high school and now her goal is to someday become a doctor.
We first met Danis when she attended Agua Pura’s four day training program in Yaviza, Panama to learn our modern methods of water and sanitation. From the very first we were impressed by her intelligence and dedication  She studied how to test her communities drinking water for bacterial contamination and learned various ways to make drinking water safe to drink.  She was a leader in her training and helped others as well.  Agua Pura provided her with testing supplies and water pasteurization indicators to take back to her village, and now she is now back in her community assisting her neighbors keep their drinking water safe.
Agua Pura’s goal is to train and support more people like Danis.  We give them water testing and purification supplies and work with them to help their community.  These supplies are inexpensive but vital to the health of Wounaan families and children.  Your generous donations go directly  back to the Wounaan people by helping Danis and others help themselves and their neighbors have safe drinking water.  Rather than waiting for someone to provide clean wells or water purification equipment in the future, we help families TODAY.

Please consider continuing your support of our work, 100% of your donation goes to providing water testing and purification programs to communities like Danis's.

Learning to test water
Learning to test water
Graduation from Training
Graduation from Training
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Ulises Silva

Communications coordinator
Happy Valley, Oregon United States

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