Teneria Manzanani

Posted on: August 25, 2016

Community: Teneria Manzanani
Type of Project: Sanitation
Project Stage: Assessment
Partners/EWB Chapter: EWB USA
Project Manager: Carlos Ernesto Aguilera
Coordinates: 15d45’59.23″s 68d38’29.28″w

Santiago de Chiquitos

Posted on: August 25, 2016

Community: Santiago de Chiquitos
Type of Project: Water
Project Stage: Assessment
Partners/EWB Chapter: EWB – Service Corps
Project Manager: TBD

Machacamarca

Posted on: August 25, 2016

Community: Machacamarca
Coordinates: Latitude: -15.723611° Longitude: -68.803333°
Dept.: La Paz
Type of Project: Latrines
Project Stage: Assessment
Population Benefited: 64 people
Partners/EWB Chapter: EWB – University of Tulsa
Project Manager: Luz Hurtado

Kumurana

Posted on: August 25, 2016

Community: Kumurana
Coordinates: S 19.795436 W 65. 66009
Dept.: Potosi
Type of Project: AMD Pollution
Project Stage: Assessment
Population Benefited: 8,500 downstream of pollution
Partners/EWB Chapter: Saint Francis University and BioMost
Project Manager: Juan Chinchilla

The team has not completed the first assessment trip but is scheduled to do so soon. The project will consist of clearing the river of contaminants so that people downstream will have access to cleaner drinking water.

Llojlla Grande

Posted on: August 25, 2016

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Community: Llojlla Grande
Coordinates: S 17°25’52.25” W 67°35’33.20
Dept.: La Paz
Type of Project: Water
Project Stage: Implementation
Population Benefited: 163 people
Funding Source: Southern Methodist University
Partners/EWB Chapter: EWB – Southern Methodist University
Project Manager: Carlos Ernesto Aguilera

Llojlla Grande currently relies on a system of 34 shallow wells spread throughout the community to supply all of its water needs. These wells are very easily contaminated and many have high levels of salt, manganese, and arsenic.

In 2015, EWB-SMU completed an assessment trip to Llojlla Grande where team members surveyed the community, tested the 34 shallow wells, and gathered GPS data for all important locations. In early 2017, they traveled to Bolivia for an implementation trip. Ongoing support from EIA’s La Paz office and future visits from EWB-SMU will check to ensure the new infrastructure is functioning properly and identify any future program needs.

Timusi

Posted on: August 25, 2016

 

Community: Timusi
Coordinates: 15d40’08.22″s 68d51’27.07″w
Dept.: La Paz
Type of Project: Water
Project Stage: Assessment
Partners/EWB Chapter: IEMB EIA Volunteers
Project Manager: Juan Chinchilla

A group previously traveled to Timusi to analyze the community, and upon arrival found a potable water system in complete disrepair. The community contacted EIA to request assistance and is very eager to identify a solution to their current situation.

After an assessment trip, EIA staff discovered that most community members do not have access to water, especially in the dry season. Without access to water many have suffered from health issues, an inability to grow crops to support themselves and an overall burden in trying to gain access to water. The goal of this project is to look for a solution that will add water supply to the community and ensure year-round access to this water that will support human consumption, livestock needs and agriculture.

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Torewa

Posted on: August 25, 2016

Community: Torewa
Coordinates: 14°45’5.82″s   67°37’23.01″w
Dept.: Beni
Type of Project: Water
Project Stage: Assessment
Partners/EWB Chapter: EWB – Chicagoland Professionals
Project Manager: Juan Chinchilla

While an official assessment trip has not been completed, the team has sent representatives from FIEA to deliver water filters and to teach good hygiene practices to the community. The team’s goal is to build a water treatment system that is both easy to use and portable due to the dam that is scheduled to be built in the Beni River which will likely force the community to relocate.

Culli Culli Alto

Posted on: August 25, 2016

Community: Culli Culli Alto
Coordinates: S 17°24’33.96” W 67°41’56.03″
Dept.: La Paz
Type of Project: Water
Project Stage: Assessment
Population Benefited: 490 people
Funding Source: North Texas Professionals team
Partners/EWB Chapter: EWB – North Texas Professionals
Project Manager: Juan Antonio Chinchilla

Located in the Bolivian Altiplano, Culli Culli Alto is a large community that requires an extensive water system. They have worked with non-profits in the past to install a deep well, but the system currently does not work. The team will complete an assessment trip this year in order to determine if their goal is to fix the current system or to install an entirely new one of their own design.

Komucala

Posted on: August 25, 2016

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Community: Komucala
Coordinates: Latitude 15°40’15.96”S Longitude 68°59’18.18”W
Dept.: La Paz
Type of Project: Water
Project Stage: Implementation
Population Benefited: 150 people
Funding Source: EWB – Gateway Professionals
Partners/EWB Chapter: EWB – Gateway Professionals
Project Manager: Juan Antonio Chinchilla

The Gateway Professional Chapter has already finished the first phase of a water project during August 2016. It consists in centralized spigots to facilitate access to running water for three different areas of the community. The team worked closely with community members to implement the impactful project. During the second phase that is planned for 2017, home connections will be installed to deliver water to each home in the community. Komucala community is really excited to see this life dream is become a reality. Clean water shouldn’t be a luxury, but a right that we all deserve.

 


Yulo, Calcha, Aripalca

Posted on: August 25, 2016

 

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Community: Yulo, Calcha, Aripalca
Coordinates: 20d28’19.49″s 65d28’56.58″w
Dept.: Potosi
Type of Project: Hygiene workshops
Population Benefited: 200 people
Partners: United Methodist Committee on Relief – UMCOR
Project Manager: Aleine Heredia

The UMOCOR GRANT second project objective focused on (WASH) Health Promotion has been applied in the communities of Yulo, Calcha, Aripalca in addition to seven other communities located by the Juckucha river: Totoca, Vásquez, Arana, Chosco, Turuyoj, Basualdo and Quiquila (Potosi)..

Each community received health and hygiene training workshops that included:

  • Participatory community elaboration of risk maps. (Community diagnosis of current situation).
  • Household hygiene practices (protection of their food, kitchen utensils protection, safe storage of drinking water).
  • Safe water consumption (SODIS and boiled water).
  • Elaboration of action plans of each community.
  • Home visits with the accompaniment of Health staff from the Health Post and Health committees to monitor the commitments of their action plans.

Activities within the action plans of the community:

  • Demonstration of the construction and use of portable hand washers (with PET bottles).
  • Construction and of use of latrines.
  • Community cleanups.
  • Designation and placement of a garbage pit.
  • Demonstration of the construction and use of garbage cans.

Activities with the schools of Calcha, Yulo and Aripalca (elementary and high school):

  • Implementation of ‘Sanitation Corners’ in each class with portable hand washers and garbage cans.
  • School cleanups.

All these activities were accompanied by community meetings with community leaders to achieve project impact on communities and in coordination with health personnel and teaching staff of the schools.