Ruth is hopeful and determined. After a childhood spent collecting water, she is now a wife, an artist, and an empowered mother who is changing her family’s world.
After a childhood spent collecting water, she is now a wife, an artist, and an empowered mother who is changing her family’s world.. Ruth is hopeful and determined.
Empowering women is critical to solving the water crisis.
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A young Ruth may have spent days dreaming about the things she wanted to create, the pictures she wanted to draw, the artist in her she wished to explore.
When she wasn’t walking to collect water, Ruth helped her mother with household chores like cooking, cleaning, and sewing.
She and her husband remained close to her childhood home, settling just up the road.
For no other reason than it was what the family had always known, Ruth was to continue collecting water each day – for her parents and now her own home.
Water.org’s work in Peru meant Ruth could have access to safe water at home.
We created WaterCredit for people like Ruth, to empower the poor to finance the construction of their own water tap, at home.
And at the center of that potential was an artist – an artist who could sew and make a living creating.