Traction started working with their first community in 2009, at the informal urban settlement of Lomas de Zapallal in Lima, Peru. They also started working with the University of Washington, working on projects through donor funding and study abroad with the University. In 2019, Traction was registered as a nonprofit organization in Washington. Traction has a three-step approach: interdisciplinary, participatory design, community-driven implementation, and long-term impact assessment. Today, they have projects in Lima and Iquitos in Peru, Kathmandu in Nepal, and Seattle, Washington.
Seattle, Washington, USA