Nicaragua’s Clean Water Dilemma

It covers over 70% of the earth, but over 700 million people lack safe access to it, water. According to, 3.4 million people die each year as a result of unclean water, poor sanitation and bad hygiene. In Latin America one country is especially troubled by this water crisis. Nicaragua is among the poorest countries in Central America. While efforts since 2010 have put many in urban areas closer to better water sources much of the rural population still lives without it.

Correspondent Nitza Soledad Perez takes us to one Nicaraguan community, where the desire for pure drinking water was so strong, it took a whole village, waging an uphill battle, to quench its thirst.

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