The first project was in the town of Pampoyo, Bolivia, a town whose population is waning because a mining operation has contaminated the water used for livestock and irrigation.
The VMI chapter, assisted by members of a W&L club, coordinated with the Blue Ridge professional chapter of Engineers without Borders to build a catchment basin upstream from the mining operation to restore clean water for agriculture to the town. A second phase of the project will install two 5,000-liter tanks to make the water available for irrigation.
Please consider supporting the project by posting words of encouragement here on our blog. You can also provide financial support through the VMI Foundation, when donating to VMI-EWB, be sure to select “Donate Online”, choose a designation of “Other” and type in VMI – Engineers Without Borders.