Agua Para La Vida

What We Do

Agua Para La Vida ("Water for Life") helps communities in rural Nicaragua to build their own gravity-flow clean drinking water systems and sanitation. We develop sustainable local health education programs in the communities and also run a technical school which is providing the next generation of water technicians to Nicaragua. Read more...

How We Do It

All APLV projects follow a community-driven process. The community requests the project, organizes itself to build, and does the manual labor of the building, resulting in a project which can maintain itself indefinitely. APLV provides technical leadership, community organization support, and materials. Read more...

Our Work

We work in the most rural areas of Nicaragua, which is the second poorest country in the western hemisphere. Less than 50% of rural communities in Nicaragua have access to safe drinking water and sanitation. Communities in our service area have built and maintain more than 75 successful clean water systems. Read more...

About Us

APLV is primarily a Nicaraguan organization, but has a US 501(c)(3) fundraising arm and a similar French organization. We seek to be completely transparent in our use of funds. Read more about our history, governance, achievements, and partner organizations or contact us.

Latest News

The 2012 Annual APLV Newsletter (pdf, 1.5MB) has arrived - with all the info about this year's projects and the...
First, the Request The first step in a project is that the community must send a request letter (in Spanish, a...

Introduction Video