Building a More Sustainable, Climate-Resilient and Just Future with EWB-USA

Climate change is a pressing global challenge that is becoming more urgent and visible each day. EWB-USA’s vision of a world in which every community has the capacity to sustainably meet their basic needs can only be achieved by rising to the challenges presented by climate change and incorporating climate change thinking into the work… Read more »

Brewing Good: Helping Nicaraguan Farmers Take Beans to Market

Coffee is the third most consumed beverage in the world (after water and tea). About half of Americans drink coffee every day, but rarely think about the people half a world away who picked the beans and the technology that makes it possible to bring them to market and our mugs. EWB-USA’s Puget Sound Professional… Read more »

A Conversation With Volunteer and Corporate Champion Heidi Lemieux

Heidi Lemieux wears a lot of hats. She’s a senior engineer with Sanborn, Head & Associates Inc., co-founder of Engineers Without Borders USA’s (EWB-USA) New Hampshire Professional Chapter, and  since 2016 she’s been leading a major EWB-USA water project. She recently returned from Uganda with six members of EWB-USA’s New Hampshire chapter. During the trip,… Read more »

Clean Power and Job Creation: Improving the Lives of Somali Refugees in the Vast Ethiopian Desert

As part of our ongoing relationship with United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the IKEA Foundation, EWB-USA’s Engineering Service Corps volunteers and staff have been working to bring clean electricity to the Dollo Ado camps since September 2017. To date, we’ve installed approximately one-third of 52 planned solar micro-grids. These… Read more »

Building a Safe Space to Educate Guatemala’s Future Leaders

Ours is a world filled with inequality. But it doesn’t have to be. There’s proof the world over that education is key to leveling the playing field. What difference can engineers make in the global education story? In Engineers Without Borders USA’s work in more than 45 countries, a primary role for our volunteer engineers’… Read more »

Bringing Water Down the Mountain in Honduras’ Nahuaterique Region

Rosemary Takacs first met Doña Maria of Las Vegas, Honduras, on an Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) trip to the Nahuaterique region six years ago. The returned Peace Corps volunteer had a knack for connecting with the children of the community, giving them coloring books and dolls her sister had made. The gesture did not… Read more »

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 to Open Country Office in Uganda

In case you missed it, on January 1 we announced the exciting shift in course Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) is undertaking to increase our impact across the globe. The key to this new field-driven approach to international development is expanding our country office presence. We’re already up and running in Guatemala and Nicaragua, and… Read more »