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First Experiences

Over the course of the summer, three Walla Walla University students will be living in Peru as student missionaries, working on behalf of EWB to organize our current electrical project in the community of Japura. Alex Yañez and Lauren Pernu, both recently graduated,...

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Week 9 – Near Project’s End

Yet another week has passed, however this one was very eventful! In short, the project is nearly done! As of Thursday afternoon, we had two of the three spring sources ready to fill the system, with just a couple connections to get the third one ready, and fixing one...

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Week 8

It is currently 8:00 AM this Sunday morning, and we are preparing to eat breakfast and head out early bavck to Japura. Last week proved to be pretty productive, even with a few setbacks. On Friday, the foundations for one of the tanks and the springbox were poured and...

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Week 7

Hello All! There was a bit of a mixup with the blog, and while I had several drafts typed up, project responsibilities would distract me and I never got back to them to post. So over the next couple weeks you will see some "Flashback" posts about what has been going...

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Week 2

Hello all! While I intended to post sooner than today, this last week proved to be a lot busier than expected. It started off with us meeting with the municipality again. Now, like in our government in the states, the municipality leaders are voted in. Several,...

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Week 1

Hello all! Week 1 in Peru is coming to a close, and it has certainly been eventful. Between delays in luggage, minor sickness, and rushing headfirst into planning and meeting with people here, it has been packed. Upon our arrival at the ADRA facility, Camp...

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T – 2 Days

In 2 short days, Noe Ramirez and myself will be flying down to Peru to begin our 1.5 month preparation in Pampa Chiri! Until late August, Noe and I will be helping the community prepare for the final implementation of our water project with them. This preparation...

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March 2015 Trip = Great Success!

Home sweet home Okay, really it’s not that big a culture shock, and going a week having to put TP in the trashcan instead of the toilet really isn’t all that bad. The travel team is safe and sound in the states. We arrived at Walla Walla around 12:00 noon on Sunday,...

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Gettin’ Stuff Done

No EWB project can or should be completed without the support of the local government (or municipality). We had a signed contract from the previous year confirming their support in our project, but new figures had been voted in since our last visit. The importance of...

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