Review 1) 1st pre-organizational meeting in March 20112) Jodi G, Scott L, Emily R, Louis F & others have EWB- USA experience in Bolivia & Guatemala; Dan B w/ Peace Corps experience in W. Africa 3) Metz has worked in Ch’orti’ Maya region for 22 years4) 5-day inspection of Ch’orti’ area with local NGOs in November 2011
May 23 – June 10, 2012 3 tasks:1) Census w/ GPS of all households + water qualitysampling (Scott, Aida, Johanna, Jodi, Brent)2) Photovoice workshop – accessing communityhealth needs (Jodi & Brent)3) Analysis of water system (Louis, Ben, Jan, Josh,Brent, Jodi)
PhotovoiceAssessing health needs through participants’ eyes 17 participants from 11 of 12 sectors Challenges/obstacles: no photo experience, afraid to make mistakes, planting season, ashamed of malnutrition & disease
E. Coli ResultsBiological water quality sampling results, E. Coli. Result Number Percent Non Detect 15 34.09 1-100 CFU/100 mL 12 27.27 ≥ 100 CFU/100 ML 17 38.641. ND = Non Detect2. CFU/100 mL = Colony Forming Unit/100 milliliter of sample.
Source Water Assessment• Groundwater or spring water is typically sheltered from contamination but surface water is open to many contaminants.• Filtration and/or disinfection is required to remove the contaminants.• Chlorine disinfection is logistically and socially difficult
Map of MatazanoHouseholdsand Parts ofWater System
“Capacity”• Defined as their ability to operate their water system – broken into three categories – Technical – Managerial – Financial• Matazano has essentially no capacity in any of the categories.
Next Steps• Develop a formal Memorandum of Understanding, laying out goals, steps, responsibilities, and limitations• Analyze potential improvements and develop an implementation plan• Coordinate monthly with Nuevo Dia, who will serve as the liaison to Matazano leaders• Team to travel to Matazano twice a year for follow up and potential project construction