Celebrating One Year of Accomplishments with Community Engineering Corps

A little over one year ago, Engineers Without Borders USA launched the Community Engineering Corps (CE Corps) with ASCE and AWWA to partner with underserved communities here in the United States. In the past year, the three alliance organizations have worked hard to get the initiative up and running by soliciting projects from partner communities, matching enthusiastic project… Read more »

Hope Flows Like Water in Simwatachela, Zambia

EWB-USA’s Mississippi State Chapter (EWB-USA MSU) recently traveled to the Simwatachela Chiefdom in Zambia with a focused goal: to drill a well. But before the drill broke ground, Leonard, headsman of Siamabwe Village, had a goat from the village’s herd prepared for the team. This celebration–a delicacy not often enjoyed by the village–was held simply… Read more »

Community Health Workers Promote Positive Change in Cameroon

For Winifred Ngwankfu, a community health worker in Mbokop, Cameroon, the absence of clean drinking water drives her workload. But soon, her daily outlook will change. Winifred is essential to the EWB-USA Washington, D.C. Professional Chapter’s (EWB-USA DC) proposed solution to the community’s water problem. Mbokop is a remote, impoverished village in Northwest Cameroon. Clean… Read more »

A Healthy Glass of Water

In the agricultural community of La Salitrera, Mexico, nearby rivers and groundwater wells have provided much-needed water for community members for decades. Although La Salitrera had access to a water supply, the water itself was posing serious health risks to community members, like brothers Miguel and Roberto. When Miguel and Roberto needed to quench their… Read more »

California Students Teach Organic Practices in Thailand

Coffee is a part of many people’s lifestyle. But in a community in northern Thailand, coffee is a key part of people’s livelihood. A growing coffee farming industry provides much-needed economic stability for Burmese refugees living in Maejantai, which is located in northern Thailand. For decades farmers in northern Thailand have been striving to transition… Read more »

One Year, Many Stories: Read the EWB-USA 2013 Annual Report

By Mary Perkins We’re excited to announce that Engineers Without Borders USA’s 2013 Annual Report is now available online! The report illustrates that engineering change truly is a team effort. Through the combined efforts of our generous donors, our passionate volunteers, and our dedicated community partners we are building a better world. At EWB-USA, integrity… Read more »

Bringing Clean Water to Bbanda

The children of Bbanda led Catherine to what she describes as a swamp. But to these children, this “swamp” is their primary source of drinking water. Catherine remembers thinking, “I would never drink this water. If I wouldn’t drink it, then it is not an acceptable solution for other people.” Fortunately for the children of… Read more »

Applying the Three R’s in Candelaria, Honduras

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. This might not be the mantra you’d expect to hear from a community of 2,000 people living in western Honduras. But Candelaria is not what you might expect. Candelaria’s environmental story starts in the mid-‘90s when, for the first time, plastics and other disposable materials found their way to the local markets…. Read more »