The celebration was amazing. Over 500 people showed up for one of our “largest ever” dedications. We had kids, adults, teenagers, dogs, and from every “walk of life”. Agua Viva paid 21deAbril to purchase sandwiches for everyone. A rather large team spent several hours making all of the sandwichs. And, to drink??? Pure clean ozonated water for everyone. And, boy, did they like it.
We passed out certificates to our newly trained operators and educators. The first certificates these wonderful people have ever received. We shook their hands, handed them their certificates, gave them a beautiful new Agua Viva hat… and well… we hugged.
The children all got their hands in the paint and left their handprints on the new banner which proudly hangs in their classroom today.
The choir from Promesa Divina drove all of the way from Colta Monjas to Flores to sing (in Quechua, of course).
We dedicated our water system to God… and then, we left. Was this the beginning… or the end. You decide. The end of our week and our labor was the beginning of a new era in the lives of these people. Where whole communities can, for the first time in their life, drink water free from parasites, free from bacteria, crystal clear, and very healthy… for the first time in their life…. Cheers ! J