Agua Viva’s work in Guatemala began in 2009 and focuses on poor and very poor rural areas where purified drinking water is not available. Eighteen indigenous people groups strive to keep their culture alive. Living in rural areas, government support is not only lacking, but indigenous people often experience discrimination. Agua Viva’s first water purification installation was in Guatemala. It is still operating and is one of our highest performing. The school gives away and sells more than 1,400 five-gallon bottles per month.