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Photographer: Todd Shapera
Title: Saving Honduras' Pico Bonito
Location: Honduras

A girl drinks from a new water tap introduced into every hut in her village bordering Pico Bonito National Park, Honduras. The taps draw from a waterfall in the rainforest 1.5 kilometers above their hut. They were built with community labor, and technical and financial support from EcoLogic Develompent Fund and the European Union. Each family was required to give thirty days labor towards construction of the tank and pipes. Families also pay about $2 a month for chlorine and maintenance. The fresh water has dramatically improved community health. It also has given villagers incentive to help preserve the forested watershed.

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