María Ruano – Water Tank – Usumatlán, Zacapa

Meet María Ruano, resident of the Skipper Habitat Colony in Usumatlán, Zacapa. For years, María and her family faced the daily struggle of not having regular access to piped water.  

But one day, everything changed. A project supported by donors like the Rotary Club aimed to bring access to household water to all the members of the community. 

The project involved the installation of a centralized water tank. Despite the challenges and physical labor involved, the sense of unity and purpose among the community kept them motivated. 

After 1 year, the day finally arrived when water flowed through the newly laid pipes, reaching every household in the community. It was a moment of joy and celebration for the Ruano’s and their fellow neighbors. The sound of running water echoed through the community, marking the beginning of a new chapter in their lives. 

And so, the Ruano’s family’s story became a tale of resilience, community spirit, and the profound significance of having access to clean water. Their lives were changed, their dreams rekindled, and their hearts filled with gratitude for the life-giving resource that had become an integral part of their daily existence.