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.

Click here to view the entire El Progreso application.

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Cerro Verde

Posted on: February 7, 2017

Community: Cerro Verde
Coordinates: 0°51’01.0″S 80°23’46.0″W
Type of Project: Water
Project Stage: Seeking partners
Population Benefited: 450
Partners: Needed

Without access to clean water, the community of Cerro Verde struggles with many health and sanitation issues. This community is very eager to work with Engineers in Action to install a water distribution system that will allow the entire community to water their crops, have healthy drinking water and much more. According to the EIA project manager, the dedication of the community to seeing this project to fruition is because to them, water is life.

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Paja Colorada

Posted on: February 7, 2017

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Community: Paja Colorada, Ecuador
Coordinates: 0.51.46 S, 80.23.17 W
Project Stage: Partner Needed
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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Chaguarloma

Posted on: January 24, 2017

 

Community: Chaguarloma, Ecuador
Coordinates:
Project Stage: Partners Needed
Population Benefited: 550 people

Chaguarloma is a community in Ecuador near Quito that is divided into two zones, the high and the low. The biggest issues are in the lower zone, where many families live. Currently, there is only a water catchment system near a water spring, which is not accessible, especially to the families living in the lower section of the community. Because of the difficulty accessing water, the community has not been able to grow enough food for the community and has issues with poor sanitation and health challenges. Engineers in Action hopes to plan and install a water system that will allow the many families in the community access to clean, safe water.

Click here to see the full Chaguarloma application.

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Casa Quemada

Posted on: January 24, 2017

 

Community: Casa Quemada, Ecuador
Coordinates:
Project Stage: Partners Needed
Population Benefited: 1,610 people

Casa Quemada is located in the Cotopaxi Province of Ecuador, high in the mountains. The local community is in desperate need of better access to water, which will allow them to grow enough crops to support the community, something they currently struggle with. A rudimentary system designed by locals is currently in place, however community leaders recognize that the current system is not sufficient. It does not provide access to all community members and it does not include any sort of storage capacity. Engineers in Action plans to put a water system in place that will mainly service the most densely populated, central area of the community, where the school and health center are located, and possibly expand the system later.

Click here to see the full Casa Quemada application.

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Chua Cocani

Posted on: December 23, 2016

Community: Chua Cocani, Bolivia
Coordinates:  16°11’33.19″S  68°44’33.42″W
Project Stage: Partners Needed
Population Benefited: 900+ People

Engineers in Action has two available projects in the community of Chua Cocani, a rural town just out side of La Paz near Lake Titicaca.

Over 900 people reside in the community without any access to sanitation services such as solid waste management, resulting in contamination of the nearby lake and streams, and posing a risk to public health. A team is needed to travel to Chua Cocani and gather data to support a sanitation services plan for the community, starting with solid waste management. The potential for this project is vast, so an ideal partnership would be with a team dedicated to spending at least 1 month in the community. This project would be ideal for potential University Immersion Program partners. Click here to see the Chua Cocani partnership outline.

During a previous visit to discuss the sanitation issues, EIA staff noticed unsafe play equipment near the local school. According to local leaders, the population of nearly 200 children do not have a safe place to play and often find rope to tie to trees in an attempt to simulate a swing. Research shows that play is of the utmost importance to the cognitive development of children and therefore is a huge priority to support EIA’s overall mission: increase the capacity of local individuals and families so that they may live prosperous, healthy lives. To that end, EIA is seeking a team of volunteers to travel to Chua Cocani to install a repurposed playground sourced from Rockford, Illinois. Click here to learn more about EIA’s Playground Projects.

 

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Yuka

Posted on: December 23, 2016

Community: Yuka, Bolivia
Coordinates:  15°38’6.49″S  69° 8’7.83″W
Project Stage: Partners Needed
Population Benefited: 450 Families

Residents in Yucka, Bolivia currently utilize the nearest open field as their primary restroom, resulting in disease in a number of the community inhabitants. Engineers in Action is seeking volunteers to travel to the community and assess, design and implement a solution such as eco latrines that will prevent the local children and families from illness.

The local community is knowledgeable of common sanitation protocol, yet lacks the infrastructure needed to practice them. Nearly 500 individuals will benefit from this project, which will be maintained and supported by the local community. Their ongoing involvement increases their capacity while simultaneously ensuring the implementations remain active, usable and beneficial.

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25 de Diciembre

Posted on: December 22, 2016

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Community: 25 de diciembre, Ecuador
Coordinates:
Project Stage: Partners Needed
Population Benefited: 1,300 people

25 de diciembre is a community in Ecuador that struggles with access to sanitary water. The women in the community must travel very long distances to fetch water and shared with EIA staff that water access is an urgent need. Community members previously developed their own rudimentary water system that mostly consisted of multiple hoses connected together to attempt to bring water from a spring far away into the community. Unfortunately, this solution did not prove beneficial to most of the community and did not provide a long-term solution to the issue. Engineers in Action is working to identify a permanent water source along with options for storage and distribution. Community members will be trained on maintenance and upkeep to ensure the implementations remain efficient and usable.

Click here to see the full 25 de Diciembre application. This is an EWB-approved program.

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