COSTA RICA 2009-2016
Our previous Costa Rica project began in 2009 and ended 6 years later with a monitoring trip in January of 2016. We worked in a community called San Juan de San Isidro de Penas Blancas that had about 250 people (60-70 families) in the immediate area and affected about 1400 people in the surrounding areas. The NGO that we partnered with was Education Committee and Board of San Juan.
In the summer of 2016, EWB-TAMU was introduced to a potential project in the barrio Heroes del Cenepa just outside of Lima, Peru. The community was established in 1995 and currently is the home to approximately 2,600 people. Tanker trucks currently deliver water to tanks at each home in the neighborhood, and the growing community was looking for ways to improve their infrastructure and increase their quality of life.
We recently closed out our second project in Costa Rica. Our first project was a 6 year commitment from 2009 to 2016, where we implemented a computer center with a wastewater system (bathrooms!), 950 meters of pipeline, and several water storage tanks. To learn more about our first Costa Rica project, click here. The project was in the community of El Castillo, Arenal, Costa Rica. This project began in the Fall of 2016 and the initial assessment trip was made by our team in May, 2017.
We began our Nicaragua project in 2014 in a community called Los Chaguites. The community’s main problem concerns a lack of clean water. Our project, directly and indirectly, affected about 950 people. The NGO that we partnered with is AVODEC. As the result of an indefinite travel ban to the country as well as the community receiving additional government assistance, we closed out the project in the Summer of 2018.