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Drinking water arrives in remote Guatemalan villages

November 22, 2011

Since 2007, Plan has built more than 2,400 water tanks for families in remote areas of Guatemala. In the past, villagers had to walk for hours to fetch water from springs and rivers. Now, with support from Plan, families have a simple yet innovative system that collects and filters rain water in their villages.

In Alta Verapaz, the project was so successful that the local government has decided to invest another $8 million over 5 years to replicate the tanks throughout the region.

Watch the video to see how the system works.

Find out more about Plan's work in Guatemala.

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