2009

Began working with our first community in Lomas de Zapallal, an informal urban settlement in Lima, Peru. 

2010

Conducted baseline survey and community meetings at Pitagoras in Lima, Peru.

2011

Built the lower garden section of Pitagoras with our first exploration seminar. Traction started meetings with Eliseo Collasos. 

2012

Started fog water testing and planning in Lima, Peru. Traction built the first round of community gardens with Elisea Collasos.

2013

Conducted community mental health assessment for Phase II of community garden with Eliseo Collasos. Dissertation was written up about the fog catchment design.

 
 
 

2014

Built Phase II of the community gardens with Eliseo Collasos.

2015

Initiated relationships with partners and communities in Iquitos, Peru (2015) and Kathmandu, Nepal (2016). Built Phase I of the fog catchment system with Eliseo Collasos. Planned out Phase II of the fog catchment system which focused on a community garden area and sports playing field. 

2016

Built Phase II of the fog catchment project with Eliseo Collasos.

2017

Envisioned our future as an independent nonprofit organization working in collaboration with communities, universities and other organizations, locally and globally. Took strategic steps in that direction.

2018

Founded Traction. Registered as a Washington nonprofit. Over the years our work has evolved and expanded. However our mission and values remain the same!

2019

Registered as a charitable organization, and federal 501(c)3 (EIN 84-1744458). 

2020

Hired our first grant writing consultant to focus on ramping up Traction's operational funds.

2021

Voted on new board of director and expanded in staff.