Since the summer of 2019, there have been many changes taking place with our international project! Unfortunately, due to complicating circumstances involving the threat of Ebola and guerrilla incursions along Congo-Rwanda border, our team was forced to cancel the project in order to move forward. It was with sadness that we had to make this decision, as our partners at Hand In Hand for Development were looking forward to connecting us with the community in Gisenyi.
Not wanting to waste any time, our team has worked hard to search for a new project to adopt. It is our pleasure to inform you that the EWB-WWU chapter has been approved for adoption of a water supply project in the community of Manda, Tanzania! The community of Manda is located in the Njombe region of Tanzania, along the shores of Lake Malawi. We are excited about the opportunity to work with the individuals in this community with the help of our NGO partners at Participatory Development Concern (PADECO). If there is one thing we know here at EWB-WWU, it is that things do not always go according to plan! That being said, we anticipate travel to Manda, Tanzania this coming summer for preliminary assessment of the project scope and feasibility.
Stay tuned for more details!
Peru Program Closeout
After a partnership with the municipality of Pitumarca for the past 5 years, we had our final monitoring trip to Peru in December of 2019. From this trip, our team was able to visit each of the 4 project sites in the region. For the communities of Pantineque, Puccutuni, Japura, and Labramani, the future is promising. Through our water supply and solar panel systems, they now have better access to clean water, and sustainable energy. For our team, this trip was a refreshing reminder of why we are involved with Engineers Without Borders.