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Bridging Barriers:

How a Community Changed Its Future with Help From Engineers Without Borders USA Volunteers

A personal narrative by Michael Paddock, PE, PS


Gavina is frustrated. As a midwife with 40 years of experience, she knows what is needed to slash the infant and maternal mortality rates that are ravaging her Guatemalan Highlands community. Only two things stand in her way: a lack of clean water and a raging river nicknamed “The Assassin,” which blocks access to the hospital. Under the mentorship of Mike Shawcross, a crusty old Brit with four decades of international development experience, the Marquette University Engineers Without Borders USA team works with the community to build a water project and construct a bridge that defeats The Assassin. Through engaging personal stories, Bridging Barriers tells of the trials, tribulations and successes of the engineers and community members who gave new hope to La Garrucha.

 

ISBN: 978-1-64538-141-9

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290 pages

Nonfiction

Bridging Barriers: How a Community Changed Its Future with Help From Eng

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