ASU Alumni-Founded Nonprofit Seeks To Improve Clean Water Access in Peru
What began as a venture conceived in 2010 by three students participating in the Fulton Schools Engineering Projects in Community Service, or EPICS, is today helping more than a dozen communities in Peru reduce clean water scarcity and improve sanitation. About half of Peru’s 32 million people lack access to safe and reliable water sources. The EPICS nonprofit project 33 Buckets started by then-Fulton Schools students Mark Huerta, Swaroon Sridhar and Paul Strong now partners with 15 communities and brings teams of students together to develop engineering-based solutions for nonprofits, schools and charities. The 33 Buckets team plans to expand its work and is exploring potential opportunities in Mexico and the U.S.