Shoes & Hope is committed to taking water one step further and educating our friends on health & hygiene.

Most people do not realize that their chronic stomach illnesses are caused from contaminated water and lack of proper hygiene. 

In most of the mountainous villages in Guatemala, except for at some schools, there are no latrines.  Where do they go to the bathroom?  In the woods surrounding their houses.

Occasionally you will see a sort of makeshift latrine which is often a couple hundred feet from their house down a steep and rocky trail.