Ecuador: Malingua Pamba

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Program Summary

  • NEED TO ADD Community Background (Location, population,history)

NGO: Centro Educativo La Minga, Inc.

Pam Gilbert

EWB-Denver Chapter unanimously accepted, as their first project, on June 13, 2006 to go to Malingua Pamba and “get the teacher’s shower to work”. The presenter, Pam Gilbert is the CEO/Founder of Centro Educativo La Minga, Inc. – a 501(c)3 non-profit/non-governmental corporation (NGO). She did most of the coordination for the first 6 or so EWB trips including travel info, hostel reservations, land travel, getting translators, etc. and raising the money for the materials for the Potable Water system. She continues to be involved, but due to the current economic situation, has only been able to raise money to support the education for Malingua Pamba and the seven contiguous communities, so has not been financially supportive of the Potable Water Project. She does keep abreast of the EWB goals and travel plans and is hoping to be able to provide financial support in 2011.

The web site for Centro Educativo La Minga, Inc., especially the Volunteer Link contains annotated maps of Ecuador, packing list, volunteer living situation, various ways to travel from Quito to Malingua Pamba, contact info for translators, chauffeurs, etc. Also, she is always very willing to host pre- or post- parties, coordinate travel, and answer questions.

Program Leadership

2013 Leadership

Co-leads: Laura Backus and Jon Sorenson

Secretary/Treasurer: Jennifer Walsh

Program Leadership Photos 2011
Chris - Team Leader
Brendan - Treasurer
Sarrah - Secretary
Russ - EWB-USA Liaison
Laura - Erosion Control
Zeke - Web Geek

Grant Submittals

2012 EWB-USA Spring Grant Cycle

2011 EWB-USA Fall Grant Cycle

2011 ERM Grant

Health and Safety Plan

Wilderness First Aid Course Handout

  • Add additional health and safety plans and documents
  • note: Jason Fields taking care of good First Aid Kit.

Local Information

Material Costs

In-Country Contacts



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