Meet Your Neighbor

Read WATER AT LAST to your class, or print it out for students to read themselves alone or in groups.

Introduction

Beatriz lives in the mountains of Bolivia with her mother, father, and baby sister Manula. Her small town, Tapacarí, has no electricity or clean water, and it is difficult to grow much food. The nearest city is three hours away by truck, going over rocky roads and dry riverbeds, so Beatriz has never been there. She walks several miles to school, and when she is home, takes care of her family’s sheep.

The nearest city is three hours away by truck, going over rocky roads and dry riverbeds, so Beatriz has never been there. She walks several miles to school, and when she is home, takes care of her family’s sheep.

Discuss

What are all of the ways people worked together to bring water to the community?

EXTENSION: What are ways your community can work together like this community to care for God's Creation?

EXTENSION: What are ways your community can work together like this community to care for God's Creation?