Experiencing Via Japon, Nicaragua

First, a correction in the spelling of the small village we’ve worked in over the last two days.  It is Via Japón and not Villa Japan.  Now let’s look at today’s images from this interesting village:

Local girls doing laundry in a small lake near the village.
Local girls doing laundry in a small lake near the village.
Visiting the new community well supported in part by the Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners.
Visiting the new community well supported in part by the Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners.  A submersible pump (powered by electricity) was inserted into this 200+ feet deep well left over from a now defunct sugar cane processing plant.  the PVC outlet pipe was split into 3 faucets.  The pump is turned on a few select hours each day.
A dwelling near the second well we visited.
A dwelling near the second well we visited.

We also visited another well where we witnessed how water is drawn and how they continue to wash their clothes.  It’s hard to see, but this girl is filling up two 5-gallon buckets behind her.  The effort to fill them was significant.

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7 comments on “Experiencing Via Japon, Nicaragua

  1. Life changing for you two and for those of us that you are sharing the experience with. I have a new printer and now will be adding this to my Gary Donaldson writing file.

  2. Wow! This experience is so much more rustic and eye opening than the eyeglass missions we have had in the past. Bravo! and Ole! to both of you!

      • What a lucky young lady she is to have a father and family who are such humanitarians and are willing to show her the true value and happiness of life – no matter where or what the culture is. There is always good.

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