Herminio is a 58-year-old man from the community of Nance Dulce in Nicaragua. He shared that since he was young boy, he remembers his community’s greatest desire being having access to clean water. For as long as he can remember, people have obtained their water from a river two kilometers away from the community.
In 2014, the community of Nance Dulce turned on the faucets in their homes for the first time, releasing a flow of abundant, running, clean water! Since that day, families have been using this clean water to drink and meet other basic needs, transforming their lives and the lives of generations to come.
“In the beginning, the well that Amigos drilled had a few problems. It was amazing for me to see that Amigos for Christ never left us alone. Their team traveled to our community every day and helped us make the necessary changes. From then on, the well worked perfectly, and clean water began to reach our houses with the turn of a faucet. We believe in the mission and leadership of Amigos for Christ because we have felt their support since they day they arrived in Nance Dulce. "
Of course, turning on a new water system is a reason to celebrate, but Amigos for Christ inspires and walks al0ngside communities each day, helping them to grow through leadership trainings, home visits, and great friendships that are created between community advocates and families. This is how each community is being transformed.
“Now, the members of my community and I will have more time and energy to take care of our families and work on our farms. Our grandchildren will no longer suffer from the same hardships that we have experienced.”
“We don’t know how to repay Amigos for Christ. We feel so grateful. We are finally healthy. It is incredible to see how God works through people. We know that the people who work at Amigos have a special love and drive to help others because Christ lives within them. We give thanks to God for the transformation that has been accomplished. Without Him this would not be possible. We are very happy and fulfilled.”