I visited Nicaragua in March with WaterAid America to see their work on the ground. I was in awe of the level of poverty and sheer lack of clean water and sanitation, but the people I met were kind and welcoming. I saw women building and maintaining wells for their communities. Moms, like me, who simply wanted to have enough to provide for their children. I met a teenager, who was basically a trained general contractor and supervised men older than her. She was building a bathroom with a toilet and shower, quite the luxury, for a client. I stayed overnight in an indigenous community and ate by the light of my head lamp. It was amazing and showed me how lucky I am to have simple things like running water that I can drink, electricity, and well maintained roads to drive on.