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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 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 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 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 Read more

More than Mentorship: Arup’s Story of Success

Who would have thought that a simple “yes” reply to an email would kickstart a journey beyond the safe confines of corporate America? That’s exactly what happened when Arup, a global firm of consulting engineers, was approached by the EWB-USA Read more

How Community-Driven is Your Project?

On the blog today, EWB-USA member Eric Dietrich poses important questions about community-driven development from his experience with the EWB-USA Montana State University Chapter. Join the discussion by leaving a reply in the comments below! by Eric Dietrich How do you 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 Read more

Connecting with the Community, At-Home and In-Country

With nearly 300 chapters around the country, it’s hard to choose the recipients of our annual Premier Chapter Award. By doing so, Engineers Without Borders USA recognizes chapters that meet the ideals of a successful EWB-USA chapter. These ideals include excellence Read more