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Children in Rural Area of Nicaragua (November 5, 2007) — Image by kenne

In November of 2007 I had an opportunity to visit the operation of The Rainbow Network in Nicaragua. This nondenominational organization serving Nicaragua’s poorest people through nutrition, healthcare, education, housing and micro-loans. Although I had an opportunity to learn about and witness their service in each of these areas, I was most impressed with their work to help provide access to clean water.

Shortly after my trip I became aware of One Drop, and international non-profit organization created by Cirque Du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte in 2007. One Drop has as its mission the use of water as a transformational force to improve living conditions, as well as give communities the ability to care for themselves and their families.

Three years ago many of the Cirque Du Soleil began working on a special show, One Night for One Drop, a tribute to scarce water supplies in countries around the world. This year marks the four year that 105 volunteer Cirque performers have worked on this project, and for the first time Fathom Events will be releasing Cirque du Soleil’s performance One Night for One Drop at select U.S. movie theaters, June 7th. 

“Water access projects do more than feed families, they ensure their food security.”

— Yann Martel

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A couple of years ago I had an opportunity to visit the operation of The Rainbow Network in Nicaragua. This nondenominational organization serving Nicaragua’s poorest people through nutrition, healthcare, education, housing and micro-loans. Although I had an opportunity to witness their service in each of these areas, I was most impressed with their work to help provide access to clean water.

The work of The Rainbow Network resurfaced in my world when sharing the work of author Yann Martel with onedrop.org, and their many projects to provide access to safe drinking water. “Water access projects do more than feed families, they ensure their food security.” Nicaragua is where Lil-Anna Pereša of onedrop.org visited one of the projects: “I was impressed to see that families succeed in overcoming poverty. They are no longer in survival mode.”

While in Nicaragua I took many photos of children and families benefiting from the work of these fine organizations and use this posting to share some of the photos.

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Posted April 17, 2010 by kenneturner in Information, Life, Photography

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