Previous Projects

We have a variety of projects in a many different locations including Guatemala, Mexico, India, Bolivia, and others. Our projects are as diverse as the communities we serve and range from water storage and distribution to water management to computer science.

Village of Panimacac, Guatemala

The existing open spring water collection system led to health problems such as intestinal diseases. Disparages water supply had affected the lives of families, often leaving childres unattended while the women went to collect potable water.

By providing a source of safe drinking water to the community and a healthy service level to individual families, the risk of deseases was marginalized and living conditions of the villages was alleviated, in turn strengthening the community.

Las Malvinas, Mexico

The focus of this project was Las Malvinas, a Mexican fishing village comprised of primarily low income families. The island community did not have sufficient potable water sue to the high salinity of local water resources. The problem was compounded by the isolation of the island which is 15 miles from the mainland.

Andhra Pradesh, India

On December 26, 2004, a series of destructive tsunami waves hit coastlines all around the Indian Ocean. In Andhra Pradesh, India, a five meter high wave pushed over two kilometers; destroying houses, ruining well, and taking out entire fishing fleets.

Engineers Without Borders was asked to assist over 45 fishing villages in the region. Members from our chapter worked on the sites over several years.

Cabezas, Bolivia

The students of Nuestra Senora Del Carmen Centro Del Educativo school in Cabezas, Bolivia did not have a computer lab and were unable to learn the computer skills necessary to improve their standard of living. After learning of the need for computers, members of the ongoing water remediation and drip irrigation project compodes and were awarded a grant to provide the labs. One at the main campus in Cabezas, and two more labs as satellite campuses in nearby towns.