Every Mother Deserves a Healthy Birth Story

Mothers everywhere face many unknowns when bringing a new baby into the world. Access to safe water during birth shouldn’t be one of them. Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) is currently working with field partners to help eliminate this risk factor for mothers in Malawi and Ethiopia, two Sub-Saharan African countries where maternal mortality rates… Read more »

EWB-USA Receives Grant from Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to Enhance Water Service in Ghana

In August 2017 Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) was the recipient of a $210,000 grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. The grant supports the facilitation of a two-year project between EWB-USA and Safe Water Network to improve water service solutions in Ghana. Today, more than one billion people lack access to safe, affordable water…. Read more »

Community Engineering Corps and Disaster Recovery

Engineers Without Borders USA’s domestic program, Community Engineering Corps (CECorps), and our volunteers are eager to help in areas recently affected by extreme weather and other disasters. While we are not a rapid response agency, we might be able to contribute to such a response by following the leadership of organizations that have particular expertise… Read more »

Solar Lights Brighten The Lives Of Refugees And Host Communities

Note: this post was originally published by UNHCR’s Deepesh Das Shrestha in Spotlight Magazine. DAMAK – As the sun goes down, 21-year-old Phanindra Ghimire, a local resident of Damak Municipality, walks past a gravel road and checks the battery and sensors of a solar-grid installed along the roadside of Beldangi Refugee Camp. “I visit the… Read more »

Volunteer Support for Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Engineers Without Borders USA’s thoughts go out to the victims of the catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey. We recognize that the unique skills of engineers are critical right now to keep the flood effects at bay and in the future as rebuilding begins. We are not a disaster relief organization, but we do have a… Read more »

National Volunteer Week: Celebrating Feats of Service

Motivations to volunteer are as varied as the people who chose to serve. Some volunteer to help others less fortunate, some to gain leadership skills, and some to foster new friendships. There is a place for everyone in Engineers Without Borders USA’s (EWB-USA) volunteer community. We offer countless volunteer opportunites to meet different motivations as… Read more »

El Cantil Bridge: Bringing Safe Passage to 13 Guatemalan Communities

Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) has been working in the Joyabaj municipality of Guatemala since 2005. Below, EWB-USA Fellows Benjamin Cook and Kerry Drake give a firsthand account of the logistics required to complete a vehicle bridge that will serve 20,000 people. To get from the capital, Guatemala City, to the municipality of Joyabaj takes… Read more »