Week 5 in Chiapas

This week, I traveled to several communities on a 4 day trip with the FCA Franquicia Social team. The purpose of the trip was to do follow-up visits of three water kiosks and diagnostics of other communities that could benefit from the clean water technology. We visited teams of women that worked in the kiosks in the communities of La Independencia, Nuevo Momon, and Tziscao. This trip consisted of driving various hours to rural communities, participating in meetings with the women, and learning about the conditions of the water kiosks. I learned that each group of women is different and encounters different advantages/disadvantages in their effort to increase the community’s access to safe drinking water. I realized It is important for the NGO to keep this in mind when implementing clean water solutions in diverse settings. Throughout these past weeks, I have had the opportunity to travel to various communities in Chiapas and experience a lifestyle with different environments, people, food, and culture. Overall, I have enjoyed exchanging stories with so many interesting people, including those who are part of the FCA team, and witnessing the great work FCA does as an NGO that recognizes water should be a human right.

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Photos from the trip!

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.” -William Blake



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