Access to drinkable water, sanitation and hygiene is a requirement for the development of any community. During the first three years of work in Water Links (Lazos de Agua) we transformed the life of more than 110,000 inhabitants of rural communities in Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua.


    We developed solutions adapted to context from each community. With Water Links, we focused on four areas of action:

    • Access to drinkable water in quantity, quality and continuity with infrastructure as rain harvesting, deep pits and aqueducts by gravity.
    • Improved sanitation to create clean and worthy environment, building latrines, dry restrooms and ecological toilets.
    • Hygiene and healthy habits promotion as in hand-washing, waste management and water purification to prevent diseases.
    • Sustainability of the intervention, generating commitment and communitarian collaboration in Water Committees, in charge to operate, maintain and manage the systems.


    We implemented different strategies that allowed us to strengthen and reach success with Water Links:

    • Design of a monitoring, evaluation and learning methodology (MEL) to share knowledge, identify strengths and improve opportunity areas. • Scalability of the impact, involving key players as well as national and local government organizations. • Capacity building among the inhabitants, which are applicable to the intervention and their everyday life.


    We established alliances with diverse organizations to replicate and scale the impact of Water Links:

    • We added wills, knowledge and experience with The Coca-Cola Company Latin America and Millennium Water Alliance, our strategic partners.
    • We designed solutions tailored to the context of each country with implementing partners: Aguayuda (Colombia), CARE (Guatemala), Living Water and World Vision (Mexico), Water for People (Honduras) and WaterAid (Nicaragua).