We are a group of dedicated students, faculty, and community partners at Fort Lewis College who volunteer our time to design and construct water, sanitation, and hygiene systems in developing communities. Village Aid Project is a non-profit, student-based organization. We are affiliated with Fort Lewis College as a Registered Student Organization. Oversight and management of the program is provided by several faculty members who volunteer their time and expertise to help others.
Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the western hemisphere. In the municipality of Jalapa, located in the north-central part of the country, there are hundreds of communities without improved water or sanitation. Since 2014, we have been partnering with the municipal government and community water committees to develop improved water and sanitation.
VAP is excited to open new projects in Ecuador. We worked in the area around Mount Chimborazo from 2007 to 2013 completing numerous water and sanitation projects. Working in the same region, we started both school construction and sanitation projects.
Due to political unrest, VAP has put all work in Myanmar on indefinite hold until safety conditions improve.