PUC Mexico Amigos y Familia:
We wanted to send an update that we will be leaving for Santiago Suchilquitongo, Oaxaca, Mexico in just 1 week!
The generous funds provided for the project have allowed us to design, build, and test 5 solar dryer prototypes over the past few months. Each member of our team earned a machine shop safety certification and will contribute to the construction and testing of 2 different solar dryer designs in country. The remaining funds will be used to build additional dryers or improve mesquite pod storage at the facility. While in Suchil, we will engage with the community through cooking workshops and a resource mapping activity as well as community member interviews that may help us scope out projects for future PUC Mexico teams!
We will be in Mexico from May 21st-June 9th, and will post blog updates every day or as internet availability permits. Each member of the team will write 2 posts during the trip, so you’ll get to hear a little about everyone’s experience! Read our blog posts on our website here.
We also be posting blog updates and photos on our Facebook page here and Instagram account here so follow us to stay updated :)
Best, Projects with Under-served Communities Mexico Team