Wednesday, November 21, 2012

At the Playground: Atlanta Non-Profit Trashwater Installs More than Water Filters in Nicaragua Community

Trashwater is a non-profit providing innovative, clean water solutions through partnerships with communities in developing least that is what their mission statement says they do.  Traveling with them to Nicaragua earlier this month and seeing first hand the work that they do, I know now that water is only a fraction of what they do.

On this day in a community that they have invested their heart and passion into, and that quickly secured a special place in my heart, the team lead an effort to install a playground for the community kids.  

Los Brasiles, a small community outside of the capital Managua is one of those places that you have to experience for yourself to fully understand and appreciate.  It is the warm genuine smile of the people, the feeling of true community, and the openness to always be ready help at a moments notice (as my good friend Luis described) that makes this a place that I long to return to.

In several posts to come, I will be sharing a lot more images and stories about the people and the memories that I will always cherish.  I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to travel with a group of artists, activists, scholars, doctors, and overall plain good folks to Nicaragua.  Much more to come.

Today we'll just kick it at the playground...ya know. 

Photos in Los Brasiles Nicaragua
by Carlton Mackey

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