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 Chuquicahuana, we sat down and  discussed our plans with Willy, who is the regional ADRA manager for the Cuzco area, and Pulsiano, who is the manager of the camp here. After making sure we were all on the same page, Noe and I spent the rest of the day resting and settling in.

Noe, Pulsiano and I

Noe, Pulsiano and I

The rest of the week was spent visiting the regional mayor and chief engineer, visiting the community for our project, scouting out some possibilities for next years potential micro hydro project, and running various errands. It is no surprise that we face some challenges here. Given the language barrier and distance, miscommunication is bound to happen. However that’s part of the reason Noe and I are here. To make sure everyone is on the same page and ready for when  the rest of the project team joins us.

Noe and I with the regional mayor and chief enginner.

Noe and I with the regional mayor and chief enginner.

I hope to be updating this more now that we have a more reliable internet connection. Until next time!

-Kendall Heinrich