By carrying out theatrical tours of the play Tranquilo Tranquilino and co-creating a mosaic mural, this ecosystem of partners, Leaders of Change, and community members were able to raise awareness around the importance of paying the water tariff, which would ensure the sustainability of the project.
“We are going to have treated water, good water, quality water, which we didn’t have before. For the first time in the history of Waslala, we are going to have a plant with this quality of water.” - Jermán Vargas, mayor of Waslala
Through interventions tailored to the context of each Lazos de Agua project, the One Drop Foundation’s SABC approach was able to facilitate spaces for reflection and mobilize people towards the adoption of healthy practices related to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). In Nicaragua, SABC interventions enabled communities to take ownership of their projects, such as the water treatment plant, and thus contribute to its sustainability.
“Mosaic murals, the theatres, all of this helps to change the mentality of the community that has to make the project sustainable. Everyone pays for their water, for what they spend, and then also makes good use of the water service.” - Jermán Vargas, mayor of Waslala
Today, nearly 4,000 people from seven neighbourhoods in Waslala have access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene. The SDGs can only be met if we work together, through international partnerships and social art activities that enable lasting change.