In 2017 ALDEA was selected from among hundreds of applicants as one of 12 organizations profiled in Season 22 of The Visionaries, a public television series hosted by Law and Order star Sam Waterston. The resulting 27-minute documentary—”ALDEA: It Takes a Village”—began airing on public television stations throughout the U.S. in spring 2018. Watch the full film using the link below.
“It Takes a Village” tells a story that begins with ALDEA’s founder, Dr. Carroll Behrhorst, who realized 50 years ago that rural Guatemalans have the capacity to solve their own development problems. Capturing ALDEA’s continued focus on empowerment, the episode highlights two communities at different stages of building a healthier future through clean water, sanitation, hygiene, food security, and nutrition.
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