On June 6th, we met at the Boulder Public Library - George Reynolds Branch to discuss the book Bitter Fruit by Stephen Schlesinger and Stephen Kinzer. This book chronicles the background, events, and consequences of the CIA-orchestrated plot to overthrow democratically elected Guatemalan President Jacobo Arbenz at the request of the United Fruit Company in 1954. This coup set off a chain of events including the Guatemalan genocide of the 1980s, and shaped how the USA is viewed in Latin America to this day. We discussed the similarities between the events of this novel and modern events as well as actions of the CIA in other Latin American countries. We also discussed how it relates to our own experiences working in Guatemala.
The Implementation Trip was a success! Read the details here.
Thanks to our wonderful donors, RMP has won an extra $1,000 from EWB-USA for receiving the greatest number of individual donations during a week of the year-end campaign for a second year in a row.
RMP held it's first Garden Gala for Guatemala fundraiser this October. It was a well attended get-together for folks in the community to see how their local chapter of EWB is helping provide water to a special village in Guatemala. We provided food, drinks and information about the project. Participants enjoyed a diverse raffle, booze pull, photo booth and an opportunity to learn about how they could help another person get water. We were able to earn about $2000 for RMP through this event! It was a fun afternoon and a great way to make a difference!
RMP has been working hard the last few months designing a water system for a community in rural Guatemala. Water is something that we take for granted here in the US and is a great need in a lot of places.
Join us for a casual backyard party to raise money for EWB-RMP’s Guatemalan water project!
When you breakdown the numbers, it costs $20 to provide one person water. $20! We are asking for folks to come and give one person access to water. In return, you get food, beer and a fun afternoon.
We will have information about the community, slide shows about our recent trips, folks to tell you how you can get involved, silent auction, a booze pull and more. The location is: 270 S. 39th Street, Boulder.
If a $20 suggested donation isn't in your budget right now. Thats ok! Please come learn about our cause and support in any way you can. Bring a friend or many friends! All ages are welcome.
If you want to see more about our Guatemala Project, check out website here: http://www.ewb-rmp.org/news/2016/4/26/guatemala-assessment-trip-recap
The RMP team has made it back from Guatemala safe and sound after our community aqueduct assessment trip. Learn more about the recent trip here!
RMP recently hosted a water quality training session to help members prepare for an upcoming assessment trip to Guatemala.
Thanks to your generous contributions to our Year-End campaign, RMP won an extra $1,000 from EWB-USA for receiving the greatest number of donations during the first week of December.
RMP is very excited to announce that we are beginning a new program in the Ixil Region in the highlands of Guatemala! The new program will join our continuing Nepal program and allow RMP to help engineer change in a new part of the world.
Following a Nepal travel ban set by the University of Colorado, the EWB-CU chapter was not allowed to implement a spring they designed at Karka Dhara. RMP worked closely with the students to implement Karka Dhara on their behalf.
RMP recently conducted an assessment trip to collect design-level data for a future project in Ilam, Nepal. Catch up on the highlights from the trip here!