The Engineers Without Borders Peru team at the University of Colorado is one of the first and oldest EWB in the country, established in 2002. As a completely student-run organization, the team has completed various projects such as water transportation and building latrines. Currently they are partnering with Huacapongo, a small community in Peru.
This past summer, the Peru team completed a successful implementation of a water filtration system, sufficiently lowering turbidity and helping chlorination kill bacteria in Huacapongo's potable water system. Additionally, the team worked with the local health post to host a community night, aimed at promoting and educating the importance of health and hygiene.
Currently, team Peru is creating an operations and maintenance plan for Huacapongo, and searching for new communities to partner with. If you would like to get involved with the team, click here!