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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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Work is Underway

Passing by beautiful scenery and countless alpacas, we embarked on our hike to the community. Climbing up to approximately 15,000 feet, we reached our community and met with some of the locals. With a supportive local crowd, we were able to check out the spring source...

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Water for Pucutuni

I’d grown up thinking that having access to clean water was my right, when in fact it is a privilege—780 million people in the world lack access to clean water, moreover, 3.4 million people die each year from water-borne diseases. CLANK!  The champagne bottle...

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