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Joseph Thiel, a return-traveler, explains the blueprints for a composting latrine to our Kenyan Fellow, John (left), and Frederick (right), a construction contractor. One of the biggest challenges for EWB - MSU working with Kenyan communities is communication. EWB -MSU often faces a language barrier, as many workers do not speak English. To help with this, EWB - MSU hires translators/guides who assist in clearing up communication between EWB - MSU and the workers building building the latrines. Sometimes laborers are unfamiliar with the use of blueprints and two-dimensional plans. EWB - MSU travelers check in on worksites daily to ensure construction is progressing as planned and to provide guidance for any questions that may arise.
Engineers Without Borders - Montana State University has been working in the Khwisero District in Kenya since 2006, helping develop clean water and sanitation projects at primary schools, as well as providing other things, such as eyeglass clinics. I traveled with them as a member in the summer of 2011, documenting their work there. This is a selection of images from that summer, part of a book I created title Khwisero.
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