The materials have been ready for a while waiting for Engineers Without Borders to come and work with local community members on Rebombeo #2.
ENLACE's Fritz McGough was the facilitator for the EWB team. His years of experience as a project manager in Chicago served him and EWB quite well.
From left to right: Michelle Garde, Maria Miranda, Omar Sánchez, Michelle Wickers, and David Lieberman
Apart from being an engineer, Maria served as a translator for the team. Here she helping communicate various questions to Paco Gonzalez.
The EWB team negotiates with local cement distributor Mixto Listo.
Maria explains to Fritz and Michelle Garde (EWB chapter president) some of the objections that Mixto Listo was citing.
Maria and David listen to one of Fritz's alternative compromises as the team negotiates to try to move progress along.
Local community members from El Rosario prepare the ground in order to support the tank structure.
Omar works alongside community members to get the site ready.
Volunteer teams that come from the US always result in a surge of local volunteers.
A late afternoon progress check and timeline adjustment between EWB's Michelle Wicker and Maria Miranda.
Michelle Wicker and Omar Sánchez survey the transforming tank site.
Michelle Wicker: geologist, construction professional, driving force behind getting this tank built right.