The Chinchillas, a family of five, live in between Albuquerque and Gallup, New Mexico in an area near Smith Lake. There the Chinchillas live in a one bedroom trailer that has holes pierced through its roof, a small furnace to keep them warm, arrays of candles to light their way and no running water. The five have to bathe themselves with buckets of water and use an outhouse and burn their trash.
The case of the Chinchillas is a common one with forty percent of Navajo families suffering from no running water and no electricity in their homes. To combat this problem a non-profit called Dig Deep partners up with local plumbers, general contractors and a native american mission to install water systems in these homes.