The Greenbergs joined Water For People on an Impact Tour to Guatemala, a week-long trip to see Water For People’s water and sanitation work in action. "This was a fabulous opportunity to see firsthand the fine work that Water For People is doing in the department of El Quiché," shared Philip. "What stood out were the Guatemalans we met working for Water For People like Eduardo Dieguez,an ingenious engineer who ensures projects meet the specific needs of local communities. And Aura Cuc Guarcas, the Manager of Health and Hygiene Education Programs, who helps the community learn the benefits of these projects. The most striking person we met was Santana in Lagunitas, a community organizer who recognized the need for water and wastewater projects at the school. She journeyed to Water For People’s Santa Cruz del Quiché office to collaboratively create projects for the community. These people are doing so much with so little. Our support can help them have an even bigger impact."
Susan added, "The Impact Tour gave us an opportunity to see Water For People’s unique program methodology in action. A community-based office is staffed, operated, and managed by local experts consisting of engineers, health education experts, and others guiding and assisting local communities in achieving their water, sanitation, and health goals. It’s Guatemalans helping Guatemala – a model for replication throughout the country resulting in fully sustainable water and sanitation services without the need for foreign aid. This long-term commitment and vision are why we have made the decision to continue to provide for Water For People in our will."
Philip and Susan Greenberg