Wells break—it's inevitable. But it's not always the first thing we talk about. Sustainability strategy is the most complex part of our job. It's also the most life-giving. Long-term sustainability depends on the ongoing relationships within which we share the gospel. It's also the means by which we empower women like these to keep water flowing—for life.
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Living Water Peru, in partnership with Tommy Head Peru Ministries, works deep in the heart of the Amazon rainforest to bring clean water to native tribes living along tributaries of the Amazon River. These communities, forgotten by their government, cannot continue to develop without clean water. In many of these remote areas, the infant mortality rate is 50 percent or higher. The need for sustainable water solutions is desperate, but reaching these areas is often challenging. Getting to the villages, transporting supplies, and other mobilization efforts are risky, difficult, and costly.