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El Cedro Safe Water Initiative

Raised toward our $7,000 Goal
26 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on February 25, at 09:00 AM EST
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El Cedro Safe Water Initiative

The Project

In 2015, the World Health Organization stated that 1 in 10 people lack access to safe water. At Engineers without Borders at the University of South Carolina, we believe that such statistics can be improved through sustainable partnerships with local communities to accelerate social development. Hence, we have set out to provide safe drinking water to residents of the El Cedro Community in Ecuador. Deterioration of the existing water distribution facility in the community has deprived its 500 denizens from access to clean water, vital to their personal and economic welfare. Every donation will facilitate the renovation of the municipal water supply system, bringing safe water to the El Cedro community.

Our Purpose

For over a decade, Engineers without Borders USA (EWB) has brought sustainable change to less-privileged communities around the world. In devotion to this cause, Engineers without Borders at the University of South Carolina has invested its resources in engineering social change through community-driven partnerships in Ecuador over the last five years. Recently, we completed the construction of an irrigation system to provide year-round supply of water to farmers in La Victoria, Ecuador. Buoyed by this achievement, we have initiated a water supply project to provide El Cedro residents with safe drinking water so children and adults alike can live healthier and longer, achieving their dreams.

The Impact

EWB-USC accelerates social development in areas with low standards of living. Through our sustainable projects, disadvantaged individuals obtain access to basic amenities, providing more opportunities for their economic sustenance.

EWB-USC nurtures future leaders of the United States. Our unique projects provide students with distinctive opportunities to cultivate management and collaboration skills, crucial to navigating the intricacies of both political and industrial offices. Such exceptionally prepared students will advance the Carolina community and the United States at large.

EWB-USC empowers underprivileged children to become successful individuals in their communities. We inspire kids throughout local communities through special talks and fun activities during our trips.

Your Influence

Your donations will enable the purchase of water testing kits and piping materials for renovation of the water distribution system. Your gifts will also support lodging and transportation for an assessment team to facilitate evaluation of El Cedro’s municipal water supply.

Thank you for your Support

Your support means so much to the team at the University of South Carolina. You are vital to the fulfillment of our mission.

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Your gift will fund 1 meter of PVC pipe.



Your donation will provide one water testing kit.



Your support will fund a UV resistant pipe wrap.



Your gift will provide 75 square meters of geotextile.



Your gift will cover the cost of a GPS handheld unit for pipeline mapping.



Your contribution will cover half the travel fare for a round trip to El Cedro, Ecuador.



Your gift will send one project administrator to El Cedro, Ecuador.

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