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Helping Out in Kenya

      In support of Waterlines, a sister NGO based in Santa Fe, NM, WEFTA volunteers Scott McKitrick and Paul Kennedy traveled to Tenwek, Kenya in October 2016. Their goal was to provide engineering support to a program built by Tenwek Community Health and Development (TCHD). The Tenwek Community…

A Thing of the Past

Hauling potentially unsafe water to their homes from shallow, hand dug wells, will soon be a thing of the past for the small community of Tepeagua.     WEFTA volunteers Matt Earthman, Steve Wright and board member, John Lincoln, visited the El Salvadoran community and performed well testing on an…

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…

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…