For Life in Nicaragua: Cordelia Morales

by: Meredith Maines
September 16, 2012


Cordelia Morales lives in El Danto, a Nicaraguan community in Somatillo. Their open well with a rope pump was always broken, and when it didn’t work, the whole community suffered. That's how Living Water International met Cordelia. She told us about their broken well, and we replaced the pump. But the work didn’t stop there. We began to visit again.

Communities often distrust third-party organizations. Outsiders come in, make promises, take money and never come back. So for Living Water to say, “We don’t want to be like that. We want to stay by your side. We want to develop a relationship with you to keep this well working for life,” we had to back it up. For five-years we'll get to demonstrate God’s love to El Danto.

Here's the plan:

We'll help the community strategize a budget so they can begin maintaining their own well. They'll contribute a small monthly maintenance fee and can call us whenever the well breaks. We'll be there in 48 hours. A circuit rider will visit the well quarterly and test water quality. Every year our service truck will pay a visit to perform preventative maintenance. All of these visits open the door for the gospel. Soon, they'll be equipped to be their own well maintainers.

Learn more about how we help communities maintain water, for life.