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Current Programs

San Francisco Libre - Joint venture with UNLV Student Chapter

San Francisco Libre is located in an area close to the capital of Nicaragua, Managua, approximately 70 km. However, it is divided by Lake Managua, which isolates it from the economic opportunities of the capital city. It is considered a community in extreme poverty and is vulnerable to floods and drought. The community sustains itself through agriculture and raising livestock. The production of lumber is also a significant part of the community's income. The organization of the community is very minimal and the support from the government is limited to basic services such as education and health.

The program was developed as a result of the community identifying a need for potable water and latrine construction due to the environmental and health impacts. The program is meant to contribute to the betterment of the quality of life in the San Francisco community by developing several sanitation and water projects throughout the community. The projects will be completed with the coordination of BIONIC (in country NGO) and the community's participation.

Past Programs

Nicaragua - El Robledal
Ghana - Drifting Angels Orphanage

Current News

Joint meetings with UNLV Student Chapter
Last Wednesday of every month (6:30p.m - 7:30p.m Standard Pacific time) UNLV Great hall

Conference Call with EWB USA - Travel and 521 approval call
July 11th 2013 (11:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. Standard Pacific Time)

Pre-assessment trip to Nicaragua (not approved)
Scheduled for Aug 12-16th 2013 Dependent upon approval from EWB USA

Project meetings