Nebaj Field-Based Training
Up in the mountains of the department of El Quiché was our field based training. We were in Nebaj for a couple of nights and then our bags were packed and we set forth toward the Aldeas. We spent nearly 2 weeks in the field with luxurious accomodations (sarcastism!). Here you can see my fellow Peace Corps Buds during the cold mornings.
In our field area we were over 300om up in the mountains. Incrediable views!
I look very engaged don´t I? Here I am with Miguel. We are taking land surveys to calculate the hydraulic gradient from a spring to the center of town. Simply put: To calculate if there is a sufficient pressure head to bring freshwater to the center of the pueblo (or muni). Mixing Cement to build a latrine for a school.....good for the theighs
The homes up in the department of El Quiché were rustic and poor. The services we could offer were in great demand. One of our final products. An Egg shape water holding tank. It holds over 8000L and it is over 2 meters deep.
Grizzled with my Spanish teacher...