Jerrica Werner 2014 Global Scholars Symposium

Title: Ecological Baños in Azacilo, Bolivia

Abstract: For several years, the KU Chapter of Engineers Without Borders has been working with the community of Azacilo, a small, agrarian, Aymaran village located in the Andean mountains of Bolivia. Alongside the community, we are developing and implementing engineering projects with the goal of improving the community’s health and hygiene. As our chapter’s International Program Coordinator, I have had the opportunity to delve into the factors that can affect the success of an international engineering service project, including community support, participation, and continued community education. After completing the implementation of28 ecological latrines, the Azacilo Sanitation Project has now entered the final monitoring phase and will serve as a model for this discussion.

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