Imagine living in Kisalaya, Nicaragua a rural indigenous, farming community of about 200 families. The water in this community is often hard to come by and often contaminated. One of the few sources for water, a local spring box is poorly constructed and often inaccessible for weeks during the raining season due to flooding.
The EWB-USA RTP Professional Chapter has partnered with the community in Kisalaya to accomplish the goal of better access to clean, plentiful water. In 2010, 2011 And 2012, our chapter traveled to Nicaragua to assess the situation and collaborate with the community. This coming spring, we plan to travel again for implementation of a project. In order to continue this success, this project needs continued support.
Our Chapter will be hosting our Fourth Annual Nicaragua Night on
November 14th, 2013
7pm to 10pm
At St. Michael Archangel Centre & Gallery
830 High House Road
Cary, NC 27513
Liz Morris, founder and CEO of Sanitation Creations will deliver the keynote. Her presentation will be about sustainable development, drawing on her previous work with Engineers Without Borders, and her current work at Sanitation Creations. In 2011 Liz founded of Sanitation Creations, an innovative company that creates odorless, waterless toilets for places where water is just not an option. She was an active member of the University of Florida chapter of EWB throughout undergrad and continued her involvement with the UNC-Chapel Hill chapter, serving as the chapter president. Liz completed her masters in Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Liz has worked for Kraft Foods in Banbury, England and B Lab, the non-profit behind B Corps. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in Packaging Science. She has an understanding of consumer product design and development, as well as sanitation experience in developing countries. In her spare time, Liz plays the guitar, knits, and runs marathons.
All proceeds from the event go directly towards funding our chapter’s projects. Please join us in supporting our Nicaraguan Project with dinner, drinks, entertainment, socializing and a chance to learn more about our project in Nicaragua. There will also be a silent auction and raffle for guests.
To register for the event please visit 4thnicanight.eventbrite.com. See you there!
If you can not attend, please consider making a donation