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Last Day in Nicaragua

Greetings from Masaya! We are in the final legs of our trip and wrapping up all of the work that we have accomplished thus far. Since our last update, we have met with the organizations Infancia Sin Fronteras, MARENA, MINSA, ENEL, Beneficio San Francisco, and AVODEC. From meeting with these organizations, we have been able […]

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Midpoint

Greetings from Jinotega! Since our touchdown in Managua we have visited El Porvenir, Asofenix, GRID Alternatives, Jubilee House, FUNICA, Seed of Learning, and CAPS. These groups have shared information about Nicaragua’s culture, healthcare, education, and current projects. Many of these ongoing and anticipated projects involve microirrigation, biogas, building infrastructure, health services, renewable sources of energy, […]

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Off to Nicaragua!

Greetings! Today, three DHE students will be embarking to Nicaragua on a 15-day project assessment trip. The ultimate goal of the trip is to identify a problem within a community located in Jinotega, a city in the north-central region of Nicaragua, that DHE can work on in the future. We hope to create a new project to take the place of the […]

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Published!

Congratulations to DHE for having three papers published in Procedia Engineering this September! Check out and download the papers here: “Implementing Pico-hydropower Sites in Rural Rwanda” “Targeting Briquetting as an Alternative Fuel Source in Tanzania” “SafaPani: A House Electrocoagulation Arsenic Water Filter for Nepal and Other Developing Countries”  If you’re interested in learning more about Procedia […]

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Reflections

It’s hard to believe it has been about two weeks since we packed up and rushed to catch our respective planes to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Nairobi, Auckland and Mumbai. We had a whirlwind last few weeks switching our focus from making visits to groups, villages and communities associated with the Jane Goodall Institute to a more centered […]

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Doing well and having fun in Kigoma!

Updates since the last blog post… As it turned out, finding different sizes of barrels in Kigoma was a bit of challenge. The only available barrels were standard full sized barrels. This meant that the Kigoma TLUD would have to take on somewhat of a different design compared to our Arusha TLUD. Instead of using […]

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One more kwaheri to Arusha!

Greetings from Tanzania! For our final days in Arusha, we thought carefully about what the trip to Kigoma entails and how to make it a successful trip. As decided, Dvij and Jun went to Kigoma two weeks before the rest of us to start the briquetting capacity building while we wrapped up the process in […]

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Bye Arusha. Hello Kigoma!

After a sudden flight cancellation on Sunday, Dvij and I (Jun) made our two day long trip to Kigoma from Arusha via Dar es Salaam on Monday. We arrived on Tuesday morning in good shape and excited (despite that Dvij had lost his luggage for his second time in Tanzania). We are staying in Royal […]

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A Hybrid is Born

Day fifteen in Arusha starts with a quick breakfast of peanut butter and honey on toast and a little one on one football in the backyard with Philbert. The nyama choma (roast beef) from last night has taken Jun out. I admit I feel a little uneasy too but my tough Bombay tummy is holding […]

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Busy, busy

Jambo from Tanzania! The team has been busy, busy, busy as we spend time meeting with more organizations and building demonstration kilns. On Tuesday, we met with two organizations that DHE has previously worked with: EARD-CI (Enterprise & Rural Development – Community Initiatives) and Vision 4 Youth. At EARD-CI, we met with Naomi, who told us […]

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