On March 15, 2018, EWB-DC successfully adopted a new partnership with a community called Shiringamazú, located in Peru. Shiringamazú is a small village of 1,100 inhabitants located east of the Andes Mountain Range, bordering the Amazon Rainforest. Although the village is located in a wet area, access to safe drinking water and proper sanitation is significantly limited, particularly during the dry season. Cholera is very common in Peru and rural communities do not have the resources to easily reduce infections. This new partnership with EWB-DC will help Shiringamazú identify sources of safe or potable water in the area, provide access and treatment for those sources, and build sanitary facilities to keep these water sources safe.
Specifically, our chapter will use the information and data collected on the first assessment trips to develop and construct the necessary infrastructure to provide safe drinking water and sanitation facilities to service at least 400 of Shiringamazú’s inhabitants. Like all communities, Shiringamazú’s needs and characteristics are unique; isolation, availability of water, construction resources, and climate are limiting characteristics. Therefore, to develop the most appropriate technology for Shiringamazú, our chapter will need to innovate a creative solution for the community.
If you are interested in helping out, there are many opportunities available.
- Volunteer with us at one of our bi-weekly meetings posted on the EWB-DC calendar.
- Donate to our project at this website and searching Peru in the search field.
- Share the donation link with your friends and family.
Thanks for reading and we hope to see or hear from you soon.