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The story of Mayocunda

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The community of Mayocunda has always struggled for access to water. They collaborated with another organization six years ago to build a water system, but what was built proved insufficient, leaving them reliant on contaminated well water and rivers.. One generous family shared their old well despite its contamination.

The 70 families were desperate for their system to work again, both in their homes and in the community’s two schools. The need for water was huge and was making life difficult for them. Things were especially difficult for Cristhian, whose two little boys suffered from diarrhea most of the time because they were drinking contaminated water.
When a neighboring community, El Moto Las Brisas, faced a similar issue, Amigos for Christ assisted them until they had a reliable water supply. This inspired Mayocunda’s leaders, Alma Rivera and Pedro Aguilar, to seek help from Amigos for Christ.
With Amigos for Christ’s support, both communities joined forces and formed one leadership team. They began the work of building the water system; each family paid their portion of the water connection; missionaries came to Amigos with their churches to help dig trenches for the new system.
It took four months of hard work to secure clean, running water in Mayocunda. The new well pumps 300 gallons per minute (yes, you read that correctly!), and provides water for over 100 families.
“Everything was fast, we were all excited about what was happening. We all came and worked juntos. We achieved the goal that we had as a community. It wasn’t just about digging; we worked united with the people from the other community to build a great friendship and communication. And now the water project is in every home and for everyone.”
Christian García
These families experienced love, service, and compassion from their neighbors and now they are on the way to being transformed. Transformed people transformed people, a transformation that is changing many lives in rural Nicaragua.

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