Sanitation
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Sanitation is a critical part of a community's infrastructure, leading to healthier, more livable conditions. Across the world, hundreds of millions live in unsanitary conditions that lead to political unrest, depressed economic performance, and perhaps most importantly, serious health repercussions. Resolution Fellows are helping waste make its way to the dump, rather than the street corner.

Sanitation is a critical part of a community's infrastructure, leading to healthier, more livable conditions. Across the world, hundreds of millions live in unsanitary conditions that lead to political unrest, depressed economic performance, and perhaps most importantly, serious health repercussions. Resolution Fellows are helping waste make its way to the dump, rather than the street corner.

Wings of the Night

By creating housing for indigenous insectivorous bats in Maijuna, Peru, Wings of the Night combats malaria-carrying mosquitoes in a unique, eco-friendly, and inexpensive manner.  Construction of bat houses will encourage nesting of indigenous bats, which can eat more than 1,000 mosquitoes per hour, in villages which the highest incidences of malaria to help foster a relationship between people and misunderstood bats, and rid one village at a time of malaria.

Tyler Vogel

Tyler Vogel is from Oelwein, Iowa and is currently a student at Wartburg College. He is pursuing a Bachelor of the Arts Degree in Biology with minors in Business Administration and Social Entrepreneurship. Vogel serves as Student Body Recorder and is also involved on campus with the Ambassador Program as Vice President of Communication. He is interested in environmental policy, ecology, medicine, and management. He was previously vice president of Iowa DECA and is now currently a work study in the Wartburg Admissions Department.

Isaac Chikuse

Isaac Chikuse grew up in Blantyre, Malawi. Isaac is a graduate of HGIC, an International College in Ghana, and is currently studying Computer Information Systems and Business Administration student at Wartburg College. Isaac assists in organizing activities for an International Club, an on-campus organization promoting cultural diversity and integrity. He is also a member of the African Congress, an African students club on campus and mainly assists in organizing also its activities and programs.

Ana Julante

Born and raised in Angola, Ana Julante is a graduate from the United World College of Southern Africa (UWCSA) Waterford Kamhlaba, where she had the opportunity to live and learn with students from different nations and nurture the value of service. Ana is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics with Minors in Data Analytics and Social Entrepreneurship at Wartburg College. She is the president of the Net Impact chapter at Wartburg College and she is motivated to change her community with creative and innovative solutions.  

Tecnosafi

Andy Chen and Leonard Kilekwang co-founded Tecnosafi to communicate information on the prevention of waterborne diseases to residents of Chepareria, Kenya using a text message list-serve. Through the use of mobile device based education, Tecnosafi will decrease incidences of typhoid and cholera, and also increase quality of life and knowledge of disease prevention.

Siku Njema Kesho

Celia Breuer is the founder of Siku Njema Kesho. Siku Njema Kesho's goal is to enhance farming and promote sanitation and health by increasing access to water through the provision of water tanks and training on rainwater harvesting in Nakuru, Kenya.

Celia Breuer

Born and raised in Germany, Celia traveled to Kenya after graduating German high school in 2013. After participating in several volunteer programs in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, Celia decided to stay in Kenya without a program. She founded the community-based organization Siku Njema Kesho shortly before moving to the United States to begin her undergraduate studies at the University of California, San Diego.

UpTica

UpTica empowers women in the rural communities of Perez Zeledon, Costa Rica, by providing them with alternative income sources. UpTica reduces gender inequality by creating opportunities for gender training, cross-gender collaboration, mutual encouragement, and personal growth.

Well for Wellbeing

Presently, there is no source of clean water is available within the community of Las Macias, Teustepe, Boaco, Nicaragua.  Water from an open well must be carried over a mile to each home, taking time, leaving risk of contamination, and stressing the community and its health and wellness.  Marling and her team will create a well and water pumping system to provide clean, fresh water to each residents' home, combined with a community maintenance program.  This is an innovative approach to in-home plumbing through simple engineering and community engagement.

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