UI-HEC is a student-run design organization that connects UI students of all majors and technical backgrounds through international service opportunities. This summer we finished up our five-year project working with the community of Carani on the Bolivian Altiplano, and now we are excited to be starting a new project with the community of Challcha, Bolivia!
In collaboration with our Bolivian partners, UI-HEC is working to design and install infrastructure that will bring clean, accessible drinking water to the people of Challcha. Students in UI-HEC develop valuable skills such as cultural competence, interdisciplinary teamwork, sustainable design, communication and project management, as we utilize our engineering abilities for the good of humanity.
Your donations help us pay for travel expenses and building supplies for our summer trip to Bolivia where we are able to travel to Challcha to discuss project goals with community leadership directly, educate community members about system maintenance, and turn our designs into drinking water!
Thank you so much for your help, we couldn't do it without you!
If you want to see more of what we do, check out this article and interactive story map of our project in Carani: