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1-Ramon with Children in Miguel Hidalgo

Following Up and Moving Forward in Chiapas, Mexico

In April 2016, Ramon Lucero, Jr., a long-time WEFTA volunteer and Project Manager at Souder, Miller & Associates, visited four communities in Chiapas, Mexico to evaluate current water needs and review the status of each community’s success in maintaining water systems designed and constructed with WEFTA support over the past…


Tapped in Bolivia

For the past decade, Suma Jayma water technicians have provided water supply systems for household taps. In the Andean High Plains, or altiplano, communities at elevations between 12,500 and 15,000 feet above sea level were either provided hand pumps to pull water from hand-dug wells, or gravity-fed water systems bringing…

Scott water sample - El Salvador

Making It Happen Together in El Salvador

In early 2015, WEFTA was approached by Habitat for Humanity (HFH) El Salvador to assist communities with poor functioning water supply systems and with community systems served only by centralized hand-dug wells. WEFTA works with HFH and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to provide assistance with water and sanitation systems in…

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Ongoing Efforts in Honduras

WEFTA has teamed up with a Spanish NGO called Geologos del Mundo (Geologists of the World) and an American missionary group called Honduras Ministry, Inc. (comprised of Baptist churches from Tennessee, Virginia, Louisiana, Georgia, and Arkansas). Together we’ve made progress on a multi-phase project for the community of Monquecagua. Developing…

Andrew Robertson

Volunteer Reflects on WEFTA Principles, Helping Others

Andrew Robertson, PE, an engineer with Souder Miller & Associates in Albuquerque, has been volunteering with WEFTA for more than a decade. He has a special affection for Honduras and has made numerous trips and raised funds for projects there. In April 2015, Andrew and his wife Karen Pereira—also a…