June 3, 2014:
The travel team is home safe! The trip was an incredible experience and they are excited to work with the community in San Pedro de Casta in the future!
June 1, 2014:
The travel team has completed the project! There were a few scares with pipes bursting but the pipeline was successfully completed! The team was sad to leave San Pedro de Casta but they’ll be back soon!
May 29, 2014
“We worked hard all day today and we were heading down the hill, but then we saw a woman with 2 toddlers digging away. Tired as we were, we decided to stop and help her dig her portion for the pipelines. This shows the character of the people we have at this trip. I am so honored to be a part of this group.”
Also we had a great soccer game yesterday, we lost 7-6 to the teachers but after a day of digging trenches, I think we should be proud of that. I scored 4 goals so I was really pumped and then we were treated to a wonderful traditional dinner put on by the teachers at the high school.”
Life is so pure and simple here, I think we all can learn a lot from this community.” -Update from Sid, one of the travel team members
May 28, 2014:
In the past 2 days the team has fixed two pipe leaks, one of them with water flowing during the repair, dug up most of the trench for the new pipeline, checked for E. Coli in the water, and finished setting up the pilot filter!
May 26, 2014:
Today was very busy for the team! They assembled the pilot filters for the slow sand filter, taught English lessons to high school students, took clinical information and got surveys from students, collected water samples to test for E. Coli, and taught a few kids how to use a DSLR camera. They’ll need plenty of sleep tonight to be prepared for a lot digging tomorrow!
May 24, 2014:
Today the travel team did a lot of hiking. Starting at 5am the team began to explore the area where they would be implementing the projects and carrying equipment up and down trails. They also played some soccer with the locals (and won) and did some more hiking that night to see a meteor shower.
May 23, 2014:
The travel team is making a lot of friends down in San Pedro, including people and animals! The project is progressing well!
May 21, 2014:
The travel team spent the day in Lima and got more supplies for the projects. They’ll be leaving at 6am tomorrow morning for San Pedro de Casta!
May 20, 2014:
At 3pm today the 9 Peru travel team members are heading down to San Pedro de Casta! They are bringing with them 5 bags and boxes of supplies for the pipeline replacement and the installation of pilot filters!