With safe water, you can impact the futures of unreached communities in Peru.
Yamaru lives in distant Puerto Requena, Peru. She is 9 years old, and when she grows up, she wants to become a nurse so that she can help people in her community feel better. When her siblings are sick, Yamaru always helps care for them.
Matika is Yamaru’s best friend. They used to go to the river every day to collect dirty water to carry back to their families. She is 10 years old and has never been outside of Puerto Requena. Matika dreams of being a teacher one day.
Reaching Puerto Requena is a challenging journey down the Chuinda River through Amazonian jungles. Our Peru team spends weeks at a time away from their families and risks diseases like malaria to bring safe water to the Candoshi people.
Yamaru’s father, Aquillino, pastors the local church in Puerto Requena. He envisions a brighter future for the Candoshi people—where his community has access to safe water and no longer suffers from dangerous water-related illnesses.
The remote location of Puerto Requena limits the amount of equipment and number of workers that can be transported there. Determined to provide water for their families, Yamaru and Matika’s fathers worked together to help drill the well by hand.