Winners of the EWB-USA Spring 2017 Photo Contest

We were blown away by this year’s Photo Contest submissions! EWB-USA’s volunteers are fantastic photographers, and it was no easy task to choose only three winners from the nearly 150 images we received. Volunteers uploaded their best photos that showed people working, revealed personality and character, challenged stereotypes, embodied the mission and vision of EWB-USA and captured empowerment. We… 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 »

World Water Day: Taking Strides to End the World Water Crisis

“Do what you can, do it with others and do it with passion” Guy Ryder, Chair of UN-Water Today the world comes together to talk about one simple thing: water. Water is the crucial ingredient for leading healthy, productive lives. With more than 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home,… Read more »

Paving the Way for the Next Generation: A Conversation with an EWB-USA Mentor

EWB-USA’s passionate volunteers are the heartbeat of the organization. Our volunteers donate their time, energy and expertise in pursuit of EWB-USA’s vision of a world where every community has the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs. The volunteers that serve as student chapter mentors have the unique opportunity to guide the next generation… Read more »

Farmer-to-Farmer Program: Engineers Boost the Longevity of Kosovo’s Agribusiness

In the summer of 2016, EWB-USA launched a new partnership with USAID in support of our Farmer-to-Farmer: Improving the Sustainability of Kosovo Agriculture program. This one-year program provides technical assistance from U.S. volunteers to farmers, farm groups, agribusinesses and other agriculture sector institutions in developing and transitional countries with the goal of promoting sustainable improvements in… Read more »

Repairing Hand Pumps to Restore Water to Drought-Stricken Villages in Ethiopia

Engineers Without Borders USA’s Engineering Service Corps began work in drought-stricken Ethiopia in June, and since that time has assessed 51 wells, 35 of which have been repaired. These improvements brought water to more than 100,000 people. Learn more below about EWB-USA’s December trip to  Ethiopia to continue this life-saving work. After volunteering for two… Read more »

Recognizing the Hearts and Minds of EWB-USA’s Volunteers

The Heart Behind the Mission: True Value Volunteer Awards As we head into 2017, we are so thankful for our thousands of outstanding volunteers and their dedication to the vision and mission of EWB-USA. Because of their efforts, more than half a million people in communities across the globe have been impacted by the work… Read more »

Building Local Capacity: EWB-USA’s Response to the Ecuador Earthquake

On April 16, 2016, a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador, leaving widespread damage in its wake. The effects extended far beyond the epicenter, a sparsely populated region 110 miles from the capital of Quito, claiming hundreds of lives and damaging countless structures beyond repair. The people of Ecuador are now faced with the overwhelming task… Read more »