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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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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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On Our Way!

Ideally we would be writing this first post to describe how unanimously, positively mundane our travel to get to Cusco has been. This post is delivered about 24 hours late however, because this was not the case. But it all makes a great story! Our flight from Seattle...

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