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.

Carani

Posted on: August 25, 2016

Community: Carani
Coordinates: 15°29’08’’S, 69°10’32’’W
Dept.: La Paz
Type of Project: Water
Project Stage: Implementation
Population Benefited: 25 Families
Funding Source: EWB Idaho
Partners/EWB Chapter: University of Idaho, EWB
Project Manager: Carlos  E. Aguilera

The main priority for the village of Carani is access to water, not only for themselves but for their crops as well. There is currently a water tank in place, however, low pressure and social issues prevent the tank from running usefully. The main goal of this project is to allow water to run through all of the homes in the community. While this may take several trips, the UI team is committed 5 years to this community.

Los Eucaliptos

Posted on: August 25, 2016

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Community: Los Eucaliptos
Coordinates: 21d28’16.46″s   64d46’51.70″w
Dept.: Tarija
Type of Project: Water
Project Stage: Implementation
Population Benefited: 150
Funding Source: Missouri University S&T
Partners/EWB Chapter: Missouri University S&T, EWB
Project Manager: Carlos A. Valdez/Luz Hurtado

Missouri S&T and the community of Los Eucaliptos have successfully finished the first phase of their project by installing a 100m well and electricity. This exciting news means now the community is able to have access to clean water through a series of connections leading to each person’s home. As part of EIA’s holistic, sustainable approach to their work, staff have continued to visit the community to identify potential future needs for additional infrastructure and community development, including the possibility of sanitation and well-being-focused initiatives.

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Colani

Posted on: August 25, 2016

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Community: Colani
Coordinates: 520133.60 m E 8257756.68 m S
Dept.: La Paz
Type of Project: Irrigation
Project Stage: Implementation
Population Benefited: 47 families
Funding Source: University of Kansas, EWB
Partners/EWB Chapter: University of Kansas, EWB
Project Manager: Ricardo Condori

The main goal of this project is to create a conduction and distribution system to help in water collection for crops. A spring box has already been implemented, but the biggest part of the will be repairing and replacing the conduction line that goes from the springbox to the holding tank.

Once completed, water will be able to be transported from the line and holding tank to the fields.

Azacilo

Posted on: August 25, 2016

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Community: Azacilo
Coordinates: 520133.60 m E 8257756.68 m S
Dept.: La Paz
Type of Project: Solar Showers
Project Stage: Implementation
Population Benefited: 52 Families
Funding Source: University of Kansas, EWB
Partners/EWB Chapter: University of Kansas, EWB
Project Manager: Ricardo Condori

The purpose of this project is to build a shower for each family in the community. Last summer, a prototype was created in order to serve as an example. The shower is created by PVC pipes and U joints, all painted black, to ensure as much trapped heat as possible. The shower is also covered with 2-liter plastic bottles, which serve as a small greenhouse, trapping heat from the sun. The feedback from this project will help design showers for other communities in the future

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Suriqui

Posted on: August 25, 2016

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Community: Suriqui
Coordinates: 16°17’22.77″s   68°48’12.62″w
Dept.: La Paz
Type of Project: Water Project
Project Stage: Assessment
Population Benefited: 500 people
Funding Source: Guy Engineering
Partners/EWB Chapter: Guy Engineering
Project Manager: Luz Hurtado

Suriqui Island has seven communities and six of them suffer because of lack of water almost 9 months out of  the year. Through the Environmental and Water Ministry they contacted us to help them with a project to solve their problem.