Where We Work
Since 2002, WEFTA has facilitated the construction of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects in impoverished countries in Latin America and Africa.
Our engineers donate their time and expertise while partnering with rural communities on the ground in Latin America and Africa. By using simple, low-cost technologies, along with volunteer community labor, project costs are kept low, and community members develop a sense of ownership and commitment to the long-term operation and maintenance of the critical water and sanitation infrastructure.
Every time we send a crew on a trip to either help or assess a community, we ask our volunteers to write a Trip Report that details the trip through their eyes. These reports provide not only a first-hand perspective on our efforts to help communities, but also a glimpse of what it is like to be a WEFTA volunteer.
Water & Health
Since 2002, WEFTA has been connecting donors, engineers, and communities in Latin America and Africa, all with the common goal of ensuring access to clean drinking water for everyone.
Sanitation & Environment
WEFTA engineers help facilitate community dialog leading to solutions for inadequate sewage treatment, and its environmental impacts.
Development & Sustainability
WEFTA volunteers work with the communities we partner with to develop the local skills needed to maintain and manage the water and wastewater systems constructed.