This group of girls from the U.S. are achieving great things on a mission trip in Nicaragua. Instagram/@Yoga_Girl

A group of young women have traveled from all over the U.S. to help build a water system in Nicaragua. The mission trip, hosted by the 109 World non-profit organization based in California, is a six-days long journey running from April 2 to the 7 in the Central American country, where the girls are working non-stop with the local community to reach their goal.

"Everything is possible," stated renowned yoga instructor Rachel Brathan who joined the great cause taking place in Tola, a municipality in the department of Rivas. "Digging 3,000 meters (2 miles) worth of 100cm deep (3 feet) trenches to lay down piping so we can serve 1,000 people clean potable water in a sustainable way for decades to come," she shared on Instagram earlier this week. "Making this change requires sweat, dirt and a huge community coming together for the future of the children of Playa Gigante," she added, stating that once locals knew of their initiative, they too started digging and helping!

"Locals, volunteers, women, children, men, old, young... EVERYONE is out here helping!," Brathen said to her nearly two million followers. "We were laying down tubes in the middle of the road yesterday and when a truckload of people realized the had to either wait to cross or go around they got out of their cars, grabbed picks and shovels and joined the work force. Just like that. The power of uniting for a cause is infinite!," she stated.

Currently, a third of the population of Nicaragua lives without access to safe water or proper sanitation facilities. This is due to several causes such as natural disaster contamination, deforestation, and lack of public investment. "A weak economy and unreliable infrastructure makes Nicaragua extremely vulnerable to these changes," notes the organization's official website.

Rachel, as well as the rest of the girls, are making sure that families in Tola ---which is challenged by poor infrastructure, low socioeconomic indicators, and health concerns--- have a dependable and fresh water system.

"Pipes that will connect to the new water tower we're building, attached to the pump that will be put 50 meters underground. Pipes that will ensure that every house, every home, has a tap. A tap with actual, clean, freshwater flowing out of it on a moments notice, ready to drink," said Brathen. "No more lugging gallons of water from dried-up wells kilometers away. No more using brackish water to shower. No more rationing buckets of water for the entire family. A tap! On its way," she added. Check out some of the photos below.

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