El Progreso

Posted on: February 7, 2017

Community: El Progreso
Coordinates: 0°09’50.0″N 78°45’23.0″W
Type of Project: Water
Project Stage: Partner Needed
Population Benefited: 400

The community members of El Progreso previously attempted to install a water system to provide clean water to all members of the community, however they’ve experienced a number of failures and have not been able to generate enough water for all the community, or ease of access for all the community. They have requested the assistance of Engineers in Action to provide a long-term, fully accessible system that will benefit the entire community. Engineers in Action recently partnered with the Portland, Maine Professionals chapter of EWB-USA to assist the community.

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Paja Colorada

Posted on: February 7, 2017

Water delivery truck - Paja Colorada

Community: Paja Colorada, Ecuador
Coordinates: 0.51.46 S, 80.23.17 W
Project Stage: Assessment
Population Benefited: 500 people

Paja Colorada is located in the tropical region of Ecuador, which has a number of bugs that can contaminate water sources. The women of the community stressed the difficulty obtaining and keeping clean water in their homes or nearby at a community meeting, sharing that the lack of access to natural water nearby means they must purchase water from a water tank truck pictured above. Storing the water is difficult and the women often face issues keeping enough water, and keeping what water the have contaminate-free. Engineers in Action will work to design and implement a water system that brings water to the community, which is centered closely together. With one water system an entire community will very easily be able to access clean, contaminate-free water.

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Llojlla Grande

Posted on: January 24, 2017

Community: Llojlla Grande
Coordinates: -17°25’39.36”; – 67°35’15.36”
Dept.: La Paz
Type of Project: Water System, including well
Project Stage: Implementation in progress
Population Benefited: 102 in phase I
Funding Source: Southern Methodist University EWB
Partners/EWB Chapter: Southern Methodist University EWB
Project Manager: Luz Hurtado

The project includes the implementation of a water system of the north part of Llojlla Grande community, for that is going to be drilled a well in the following coordinates: Latitude: -17°25’11.64”; Longitude: – 67°35’15.72”, the deep of the well is around 70 meters. The implementation trip is predicted for January of 2017 and for that the plans is to be done the complete process for the conclusion of the well and the team plans to build the well house and the foundation of storage tank.

El Muyuyo

Posted on: January 24, 2017

 

Community: El Muyuyo, Ecuador
Coordinates:  0°51’46.0″S 80°22’05.0″W
Partner: Santa Barbara Ventura Professional Chapter of EWB-USA
Population Benefited: 450 people

 

El Muyuyo is a community in Ecuador recently affected by the earthquake that is not near a spring or natural water source to provide the community with access to water, nor do they have the capacity to build a well. Engineers in Action is partnering with the Santa Barbara Ventura Professional Chapter of EWB-USA to design and implement a water system that will provide the community center, which is the most densely populated and has a school and health center, with easily accessible, safe water.

 

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Comuna Guangaje

Posted on: December 23, 2016

Comuna Guangaje women

Community: Comuna Guangaje, Ecuador
Coordinates:  0.51.42 S 78.50.7 W
Project Stage: Assessment
Population Benefited: 860 people

In the picture above, local women attend a community meeting to discuss this project in their home town, Comuna Gangaje. The women shared that they travel long distances to bring back water, which is often not sanitary, to their homes so that they can care for their families and livestock. An organization previously installed a short-term water system, but did not provide the training to local residents to ensure the system remained in working order. Engineers in Action plans to bring a long-term solution to the families in Comuna Guangaje, providing them with the skills they need to grow their local capacity and ensuring the 860 people in the rural town can easily access clean, sanitary water. The Indianapolis chapter of EWB professionals recently joined the project. Read more about the new partnership here.

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Teneria Manzanani

Posted on: December 23, 2016

Community: Teneria Manzanani, Bolivia
Coordinates:  15°46’21.94″S  68°38’29.25″W
Project Stage: South Florida University
Population Benefited: 92

Teneria Manzanani is a combination of two rural communities totaling 92 people. The community members chose to combine after struggling to self-sustain separately. Both communities are primarily supported by farming and livestock. Unfortunately, Teneria Manzanani lacks any type of sanitation system or a designated area for elimination, often contaminating the areas near their homes, including crops and water used for farming and animals.

A sanitation system must be researched, planned and implemented to ensure community members are not contaminating current water sources, the food chain, or themselves. A future micro irrigation system has also been discussed, but will not be implemented until the health of the community is prioritized.

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Janko Marcka

Posted on: December 22, 2016

Community: Janko Marcka, Bolivia
Coordinates: 17°37’06.3″S 68°43’21″W
Project Stage: Active – Southern Illinois University-Carbondale EWB
Population Benefited: 305 Families

While much of La Paz and greater Bolivia are struggling with an intense drought, Jancko Marca is working to alleviate the burden on its community members by partnering with Engineers in Action and the Southern Illinois University-Carbondale chapter of EWB-USA to identify a permanent, safe solution that will provide sanitary, easily-accessible water to the entire community, including the local school. Unfortunately, students are currently forced to leave school during the dry season because of the school’s lack of water infrastructure. Community members rallied together to raise funds to purchase small tanks and tarps for the school, but it isn’t enough.

In addition to providing the school with water access, the entire community will benefit from a permanent water source. Like EIA’s other projects, community members will own the improvements and be taught the skills to maintain the implementations, encouraging use and upkeep while simultaneously building local capacity.

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Tacuaral del Matto

Posted on: August 25, 2016

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Community: Tacuaral del Matto
Coordinates: Latitude 14°59’36.5” S Longitude 66°32’12.5” W
Dept.: Beni
Type of Project: Water well
Project Stage: Implementation
Population Benefited: 20 people
Funding Source: EWB-UNM
Partners/EWB Chapter: EWB-UNM
Project Manager: C. Augusto

EWB-UNM required technical support to build a shallow water well. The water well location became dry, so we built another water well that was chosen by the community. Water well is done and the team installed the hand pump.

Churo Alto-Churo Bajo

Posted on: August 25, 2016

Community: Churo Alto-Churo Bajo
Coordinates: Latitude 17°22’31.69” S Longitude 65°47’28.21” W
Dept.: Cochabamba
Type of Project: Pedestrian Bridge
Project Stage: Implementation
Funding Source: Municipality Tiraque and B2P
Partners/EWB Chapter: Bridges to Prosperity- Colorado University at Boulder
Project Manager: C. Augusto

FIEA signed one Partnership Memorandum of Understanding with Bridges to Prosperity Bolivia to interchange knowledge and resources to provide safe access through design and construction of pedestrian bridges in the rural areas of Bolivia.

Later this year we signed and MOU with B2P- CU Boulder with the main purpose to provide FIEA training on the different phases of a B2P Project and train the staff to possible become the record Engineer of the future projects. The project that was built and served as a training project was developed in Churo alto- Cochabamba, where the staff of FIEA were able to understand all of the phases of a B2P project.

Choquecoa

Posted on: August 25, 2016

Community: Choquecoa
Coordinates: S 15°47’6.14″, W 68°37’5.3″
Dept.: La Paz
Type of Project: Sanitation
Project Stage: Assessment
Population Benefited: 20 people
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Partners/EWB Chapter: EWB – University of California at Davis
Project Manager: TBD

Choquecoa was recently chosen as a community in which FIEA could start a project. They have a water system in place, but no access to basic sanitation. Soon, the team will complete an assessment trip in order to determine the best way to approach and solve the problems facing the community.