EWB Nicaragua Project
Engineers Without Borders is a non-profit organization that partners with disadvantaged communities to improve their quality of life through implementation of environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects, while developing internationally responsible engineering students.

Project Description

Our Nicaragua project is building a new water distribution system in El Cacao, a small village in western Nicaragua. Their current system has fallen into disrepair, so we are replacing and extending the piping, installing a new pump, and constructing a new water tower. The system will provide clean water to more than 70 households that are currently without reliable access, while reducing cost and increasing geographic spread. The project is also training the community in operation and maintenance, meaning the system should be self-sufficient after the project lifecycle ends. While the Nicaragua project is helping the local community in El Cacao, it is developing important skills within its members such as leadership, problem-solving, and hands-on-experience, which will help them to grow as future engineers.

Team Members

Cassandra Smith
Bryan Croce
Emily Boyle
Gavin Kohn
Luis Peromarta

Social Issue/Cause

Education and Poverty Relief

Type of Activities

Volunteering/Service/Service-Learning