A Blessed Day of Rest

-Curt Nelson Happy Sabbath from the Southern Hemisphere! Once you cross the equator, left becomes right, north becomes south, the Big Dipper becomes the Southern Cross, and I become productive. Hmm … 3 out of 4 maybe? It’s been a challenging yet rewarding...

A Bump on the Road

Today started off with a bump on the road. The Alcalde had promised us sole access to the Muni’s black 4X4 truck until the delivery of materials from Huatabamba to Pucutuni was complete. However, during our routine morning trip to the Muni, we learned that the Alcalde...

“Do You Even Lift, Bro?”

This morning started with an early breakfast and a drive up to Pitumarca. We dropped Wesly, Bryce, Chris, and Dr. Nelson at the Muni for yet another meeting with the Alcalde. They had to meet with representatives from Pampa Chiri to nail down some specifics on the...

Mentor Musings

– Curt Nelson The students have faithfully maintained the blog and so I thought to throw in a post if, for nothing else, comic relief. Which pretty much sums up my role here in Peru. I am Spanish challenged. So well members of our EWB team deftly haggle over...

Working With Others

We hopped into our van and headed for the Muni at 8:00 am. We needed this meeting with the Acalde (Mayor) to go well. During our September 2013 assessment trip, our assessment team wrote up a contract outlining the different roles of the Pitumarca Municipal Government...