The Peru project is currently partnered with the community of La Huaylla. A village located in the region of Cajamarca in northern Peru. We are focused on improving their failing water distribution system that doesn't provide enough clean, drinkable water to meet the community's needs. In the summer of 2017, our team traveled to renovate spring water collection boxes to increase the flow rate of potable water to the community. Last summer, we traveled to build an 80 cubic meter reservoir to increase water storage potential. This upcoming summer, we plan on installing new pipes for the community’s water distribution system to minimize leaks and to ensure that they are properly sized to deliver the increased volume of water that is being collected.
Meetings: Saturdays, 10am-12pm, Ghausi Hall 1007
The Bolivia project is working with the community of Parque-Colani as well as their NGO Engineers in Action to improve sanitation. Their aim is to improve health and standard of living by building sustainable latrines in every household throughout the community. During the summer of 2018 the Bolivia team completed a successful assessment trip. They were able to interview every household, take all the necessary soil and water samples, and create a latrine committee to encourage ownership and sustainability. For their first implementation trip next summer they hope to present their latrine design, teach the community how to build latrines, and start building them throughout the village. They feel privileged to be partnering with Parque-Colani and are excited to move into their implementation phase.
Meetings: Wednesdays, 6-7pm, Ghausi Hall 1007
The Kenya project is in the process of partnering with the community of Mabinju, a village located in south west Kenya. Mabinju, a community of 5,000 people has very limited access to clean, potable water for agriculture, livestock and daily needs. Because of quality of water available, many community members suffer from cholera, dysentery and other water related diseases. At this early stage of the project, the team’s goal is to travel to the community by next summer to identify specific needs.