On our way to Nicaragua

We’re on the Avianca flight from SFO, with stop in San Salvador, due into Managua a little after 9am.

We will have two teams of six people, traveling for about a week, with couple days overlap, returning 18. January, to get started on this project. Our travel teams will include UC Berkeley students who are participating in the project.

I am also bringing water filters from Darrell Ward, a Rotarian from Oklahoma. He’s been working with Alcance And the Rotary Club of Masaya to distribute them to communities who need them

I’m also bringing Foldscopes for a person at the University of Nicaragua.

We will have two teams of six people, traveling for about a week, with couple days overlap, returning 18 January, to get started on this project. Our travel teams will include UC Berkeley students who are participating in the project.

In addition to constructing a small well-support building, we will be training and documenting proficiency of community members to trench, install pipe, pressure test, backfill, and construct other elements of the system including pressure break tanks, and tap stands.

They will continue on these tasks after we leave. In this visit, the team and community will be laying out and flagging the ~3.5 km distribution system

We then plan to return in the March timeframe to complete and commission the system.

Here is link to the El Llanito project update presentation to the August General Chapter meeting: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19avFiAepn9BtDE2msuq9CVwMIlg9RWtv/view?usp=sharing

Some of the photos and the diagram of the distribution system give a sense of the place. these in Nicaragua

About $15k worth of materials have been purchased, and deliveries are under way.