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The Impact of the #WaterAidNica Chat + Key Tweets

Tomorrow is World Water Day and leading up to the momentous occasion we have been working with WaterAid America on an exciting awareness campaign that calls upon clean water access and sanitation for all.

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photos by Jennifer Barbour and Alanna Imbach

First, Social Good Mom and Global Team of 200 member, Jennifer Barbour, traveled to Nicaragua last Sunday with WaterAid America to report from the field about WaterAid’s water and sanitation programs in the country. Jennifer has been tweeting, publishing blog posts, and video of everything she has been learning in Nicaragua. Read Jennifer’s philanthropy blog at anotherjennifer.com/category/philanthropy and follow her at @anotherjenb for all of her in-country updates.

We have been chronicling all of the #WaterAidNica dispatches on Tumblr at socialgoodmomsnica.tumblr.com and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/socialgoodmoms/social-good-moms-nicaragua.

We ended the week leading to World Water Day with a highly successful #WaterAidNica Twitter chat. Overall, over 1000 tweets went out during the chat that trended nationwide for 20 minutes. Overall, the week of #WaterAidNica tweets and the Twitter chat resulted in 1800 tweets reaching 2 million Twitter accounts with over 10 million impressions and nearly 300 interested bloggers.

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Here are some  key tweets during the Twitter chat:

[tweethttps://twitter.com/joymarini/status/447059727487606784]

Social Good Moms Member Chosen for WaterAid Insight Trip

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One of the main goals of starting Mom Bloggers for Social Good two years ago was to provide key opportunities for members to travel to see the work of our partners on the ground. For me, seeing the work I write about around the world has been immensely instrumental to learn and become a better advocate for programs that work and share issues that need to be better delved into. Last year three Social Good Moms members saw our partners’ work on the ground: in Delhi, India (Nicole Melancon), Johannesburg, South Africa, and in Indonesia (Stacey Weckstein). Today I am proud to announce the fourth Social Good Mom who will travel on an insight trip.

Jennifer Barbour who writes at Another Jennifer and who is a tireless member of both the Social Good Moms and the Global Team of 200 will travel to Nicaragua with our partner WaterAid to see their water and sanitation programs in one of the poorest countries in the world. The trip will be held March 16 – March 23, 2014 and corresponds with World Water Day which is held annually on March 22. You can follow the trip at #WaterAidNica.

“I am honored to be accompanying WaterAid America on this insight trip to Nicaragua on behalf of Mom Bloggers for Social Good. Having worked with WaterAid America in the past and being a current donor, I look forward to seeing their work on the ground and talking with those who have benefitted from access to safer water and improved sanitation.” – Jennifer Barbour

We are excited to work closely with WaterAid America to spread the word about their Nicaragua programs and are honored that they have chosen one of our members to travel on their very first blogger trip.

“When it comes to beating the global water crisis, the Mom Bloggers for Social Good are a powerful voice for change. We are delighted to team up with them for this, WaterAid’s first blogger insight trip”, commented WaterAid Media & Communications Officer, Alanna Imbach.

“What we see in Nicaragua is a telling example of how smart investments around safe water and toilets can drive entrepreneurship, empower women and improve the health and wellbeing of entire communities. For anyone interested in getting to know the changemakers that are breaking down barriers and creating a future in which clean water and toilets are an accessible reality for everyone in their community, you’re not going to want to miss this trip.”

How to Follow Jennifer’s and WaterAid’s Journey

Read WaterAid’s and Jennifer Barbour’s trip announcements