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The Embera Indians of Panama’s remote southern Darien Province face daunting challenges with respect to safe drinking water. The isolation of their villages – near the Colombian border, with no roads to the outside world – exacerbates their plight. To assist the Embera in their efforts to acquire potable water and the knowledge to obtain it themselves, a team from the USA nonprofit Lifewater International was invited to assess the situation, make recommendations and, if feasible, initiate training for the Embera in well drilling, well completion, and pump installation and repair.

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