EWB-USU helps Peruvian alpaca farmers
|EWB-USU with Peruvian farmers in a completed shelter|
The Utah State University chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-USU) has been working on alpaca shelters in La Union, Peru since 2013. As the weather gets colder, many of the baby alpacas and sheep die, which severely impacts the farmers’ livelihoods. The EWB-USU Peru Team wanted to reduce that problem.
|EWB-USU measuring poles to be used on shelters|
This upcoming summer (2017) the team wants to improve the design of the shelter doors, which don't go all the way to the ground. In addition, the team wants to help the community to build many more shelters, and make any repairs or adjustments needed to the existing shelters.
If you are interested in learning more or joining the team, please visit our website at http://ewb.usu.edu
|Setting up the aluminum poles|