The first trip to Tanzania in the summer of 2006 was taken to directly assess the needs of the people, and to find sustainable solutions. None of the donations made to E.P.I.C. were used for this trip, as it was decided that the journey should be funded using personal means, money that was saved specifically for the trip itself. The journey ended up being extremely informative, as it became clear that the majority of the problems in the area were a result of something so basic a lack of access to clean, safe drinking water. In finding and offering solutions to this problem, E.P.I.C. hopes to put a drastic slow on the vicious cycle of disease and poverty, affecting the people of Tanzania today.