Engineers Without Borders is a non-profit organization that partners student or professional groups with developing communities worldwide in order to improve their quality of life through the design and construction of sustainable engineering projects that communities can operate without external assistance.
EWB-USA – University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky EWB-USA is a student run chapter of EWB-USA, and was started in February 2009. University of Kentucky EWB-USA received our first project in July 2009 located in Nkuv, Cameroon. Our project was to find a sustainable solution to addressing their road repair and maintenance issues. During May 2010 we completed our first assessment trip. The following Summer of 2011 we went back to the same village in Africa and implemented our project. Our project was successfully completed in the winter of 2012.
In the Fall of 2011 our chapter applied for multiple water quality and water distribution projects around the world. We eventually decided that a water distribution project in a small town in the Southeast of Tegucigalpa, Honduras named El Carrizo would be the best fit for our chapter.
Currently we are working on a sustainable solution to address their water quality problems and then develop a water distribution system that would allow them to have adequate access to clean water near to their homes.
In order to improve the quality of life for the residents of El Carrizo we (The Students) need to fundraise enough money to pay for the equipment and materials used for the construction of this water distribution system.