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It's Not Enough to Donate $5 to Build a Water Pump and Then Call it a Day

It's Not Enough to Donate $5 to Build a Water Pump and Then Call it a Day

I was born in Mexico. When I was a one year old, I immigrated to the U.S. with my parents. One summer I returned to the Pueblo where my grandmother and many of my extended family members still live today. I remember walking hand in hand with my abuelita to fetch water from the well across town. It took us about an hour to get there and an hour to return home, with a heavy bucket in tow. Even then the hard work did not end and we would boil all the water to get rid of bacteria.

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