Goin’ Coconuts

Goin’ Coconuts

Another beautiful, wet morning in the Philippines. We lucked out today, in that the downpour from last night stopped today, so we could accomplish what we need in the field. Eating another delicious meal, we were looking forward to the yield test and going back into the field.

We drove down to the well, and got to meet with plumbers and water council to install the pump. While the wiring was being done, we got to meet some locals who lived nearby and joke around. Even better yet, Natalie’s grandfather and dad came to meet us at the well.

Installing electricity for the pump.

Installing electricity for the pump for the yield test today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After a wonderful lunch, in which we swapped stories about our hometowns, we gathered to head back out and perform the test. After a couple hours of hard work of draining the well and measuring the recharge, we were pleasantly surprised that the water council had collected coconuts from the trees and served them to us. I had no idea what was happening until one of them handed me an opened coconut to drink and the others were trying to take my picture. the day was a lot of fun, being out in the community and interacting with them.

Philippines Project
Philippines Project
The Philippines Project Team is currently partnered with the community of Ubujan in the Philippines, and is investigating how The Engineers Without Borders, University of Delaware Chapter, can best aid the community.
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