We had a great time at our Engineers Without Borders – San Francisco Professional chapter annual fundraising gala, SFari 2017, at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco on Thursday, October 19th.
Our El Llanito Nicaragua project team had a gift basket for the silent auction, a poster, and we showed video and photos about our project to implement a water pumping, storage and distribution system based on an existing well in the community of El Llanito, near the municipality of Santa Lucia, Nicaragua.
Our Appropriate Technology Design Team (Research and Development Group) Nicaragua project team had a gift basket for the silent auction, a poster, and we showed photos about our completed project to do almost 90 more urine-diverting-dual-vault composting toilets in four communities: El Llanito and Los Alvarez, near Santa Lucia; and El Tunel, and La Prusia near Masaya.
In this video Daniel, is removing compost from his composting latrine. He’s been using his since the 2010 deployment. He and his wife have participated in the community workshops for the 2014 and recently completed project, sharing their experience and answering questions.
This event gives our EWB chapter the chance to fund raise through ticket sales, a raffle, and silent auction. The event also brings EWB SF chapter members together with the community with approximately 150 people at the fundraiser, and provides a space for all seven project teams to show and explain their projects, make connections with the community, and recruit new team members.
We were successful in bidding on El Llanito team member, Susan Witebsky’s, beutiful pottery.
Our chapter has seven active project teams. (http://www.ewb-sfp.org/programspage/) This event supports all of our projects in these communities and we focus on the needs that were proposed to us which could be sanitation, healthcare, water access, or a variety of other issues that developing world communities face.
For more information on these projects, please visit our website at ewb-sfp.org