A Night In Nicaragua: Empowering Young Women Plumbers

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A Night In Nicaragua: Empowering Young Women Plumbers

Saturday, November 10
825 North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN
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Join Water For Empowerment’s November event for an evening of celebration and support for clean water initiatives and a new vocational training program for young women plumbers in Nicaragua. The event will feature Latin food, live Latin music and an art exhibit by Nicaraguan artist Carlos Barbarena.

Water For Empowerment’s Impact in Nicaragua

Our Initial Three-Year Partnership with WaterAid
We’ve supported jobs training by WaterAid in the Bilwi region of Nicaragua where water and sanitation infrastructure is the poorest in the country. Over the last three years, our support in Nicaragua has impacted 101 women who have received vocational training in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) to build rainwater catchment systems, install pour-flush toilets, repair manual rope pumps, and clean and disinfect wells. On average, women in the program have earned between $150 to $300 a month and have chosen to invest in education and schooling for their children.

Our New Commitment to WaterAid and Nicaragua
This Summer, our board decided to continue supporting WaterAid’s activities in Nicaragua because their vocational training in clean water and sanitation technologies exemplifies Water For Empowerment’s mission to empower women and girls to build healthy futures through clean water initiatives.

We have committed to raising money for a new vocational training program through WaterAid that helps single mothers and women from a battered women’s shelter to become plumbers. This program creates new opportunities for young women to maintain and repair household toilets and sinks in the Bilwi region. The funds raised from the November gala will provide training, tools and materials for the program.

Our goal is to raise $50,000 to train over 40 women in the Bilwi region with an additional $20,000 so each participant can improve sanitation conditions in their own homes too. Help us reach our goal of $70,000!

Event Sponsors




Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLPHuntingtonBarnes and ThornburgMidway ServicesMidstates Insurance


Brandt Construction Woodlawn PartnersGadellNet



"The participation of women and girls is essential if we are to achieve access to water, sanitation and hygiene education in Nicaragua. What's more, when women are empowered through microfinance projects they generate household income that supports the broader needs of their families. As a result, investments in safe water and sanitation bring wider and more profound changes to the lives of women, their children and generations that follow."
- Joshua Briemberg, Director, WaterAid Nicaragua


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