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It is the objective of the Engineers Without Borders Northern New Jersey Professionals Chapter (EWB-NNJ) to implement sustainable development projects in communities around the world with the purpose of improving the standard of living and to empower communities. Community development projects involve environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects.
In addition to working on the design and implementation of development projects, EWB-NNJ members serve as mentors for local student chapters to ensure technical integrity and foster social responsibility and global awareness.
Our members are committed to the Engineers Without Borders vision of a world in which all communities have the capacity to meet their basic human needs.
You can learn more about Engineers Without Borders - USA (EWB-USA) and the mission or the organization at http://www.ewb-usa.org.
Kipingi Community Water Project: The village of Kipingi is located 3km west of Bondo Town and 15km SSW of Migori in the Nyanza Province of southwestern Kenya.
The Need: Kipingi is suffering from an acute shortage of potable water. A single hand pump is the only clean water source servicing the community of 1500 people, forcing the villagers, particularly women and children, to travel as far as 5km and sometimes wait hours for the opportunity to draw water. As a result of the inability of the pump to meet the community water demand, the population has dug shallow wells that dry up during dry seasons...
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