Nejapa, a municipality in El Salvador, is going through a frustrating crisis. Despite the region being home to one of the country’s largest aquifers, citizens are struggling to find clean water to drink. Many citizens point to companies that have planted themselves in Nejapa, such as beverage giant SABMiller, as primary opposition to their clean water access.
Access to clean water is a basic human right. The fact that a Nejapa citizen pays for municipal water, but the taps run unsafe water or run dry altogether is unacceptable. While the citizens are fighting back in protests and legislation, this movement can use awareness and international support. If you are moved by this plight, perhaps write a letter to SABMiller about this issue. For more details and information about Nejapa’s struggle, click here:: Water everywhere for profit in Nejapa, but few drops for local people to drink