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We are Tufts Engineers Without Borders, a student group at Tufts University that works on sustainable engineering projects in developing countries.
We are a student group at Tufts University that works on sustainable engineering projects in developing countries. We currently have two projects in El Salvador and Uganda.
Our EWB El Salvador team just completed a five year project in El Porvenir, El Salvador. A group of students performed the final steps this past January, when they installed 3-4000 Liter tanks throughout the village, and built rainwater catchment systems and bases to secure them. Upon introducing the idea to the local mayor, and the group's dedication to the area, he agreed to use his water truck to ship 10,000 liters of water to the community every 10 days. This is a large improvement to both the quality and quantity of water that the community previously had.
Our EWB Uganda team works with Shilongo Village, a subsistence farming community in Eastern Uganda, to improve the quality of life in the village through the design and implementation of sustainable engineering solutions. The current focus is on improving the community’s only clean and reliable water source that women and children wait in line at for several hours to draw water. Our students are designing a solar-powered pumping system with a reservoir that can reduce wait times at peak collection hours. Hopefully, this will allow the women and children to spend more time pursuing education or entrepreneurial ventures.
Please help us continue with our projects by coming out to our annual 5K event on April 5th!