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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
Project Owners

We have you in mind!

April 28, 2017

Thank you again for your gifts towards the realization of a better future for people around the world. We appreciate your commendable vision to improve lives through community-driven engineering projects. In addition, the residents of El Cedro, Ecuador remain grateful for your generous contributions which is transforming their lives. 

As we promised, we will continue to keep you updated on the status of our project in El Cedro, Ecuador. Our engineering team will be conducting an assessment trip in the community during the month of May. We will be collecting site-related data, water quality statistics, and pipeline condition reports to assist in the design of an improved municipal water distribution system. 

We would like to express our gratitude for your continuous support of EWB’s mission to engineer sustainable change in less-privileged communities around the globe. Your donations are empowering people, helping them live happier rewarding lives. Thank you again. 

Engineers without Borders, University of South Carolina

You made our day!

March 01, 2017

Thank you for your valuable donations to EWB-USC. You have displayed commendable belief in our mission to transform the world through sustainable engineering projects. We cannot overstate our appreciation for your dedication to improving social welfare, especially in less-privileged communities. Your significant interest will motivate us as we begin assessment and reconstruction work on the municipal water supply system in El Cedro, Ecuador.

We will keep you informed on the status of our engineering projects in Ecuador. Hence, please look forward to updates as we engineer community-driven development in El Cedro.

Again, we express our gratitude for your generous donations and efforts in sharing the word with friends, families, and colleagues. Your gift means a lot to EWB-USC and more importantly, to the residents of El Cedro, Ecuador.

Final 24 hours starts NOW!

February 24, 2017

Thank you to all the donors who have showed their support for EWB’s mission to engineering social change in today’s society. Your donations are already making a difference in the lives of El Cedro’s residents as we continue planning our municipal water supply project.

24 hours Left

We have just over 24 hours as we conclude our campaign debut, leaving us with scarcely enough time to make an enduring mark on the lives of the less-privileged denizens of the El Cedro Community. Your donation—no matter how little it seems—translates to lifetime access to safe drinking water for the residents of the community.

Every gift matters. Thank you.

EWB Update!

February 09, 2017

We would like to thank all our sponsors who have donated to our organization thus far, especially some of our own engineering faculty who have supported us! Your generous support is greatly appreciated and is extremely valuable to the mission of Engineers Without Borders here at USC. Our chapter is entirely funded by our students’ fundraising efforts, so we rely heavily upon donations from sponsors.

As for our current project in Ecuador, our team is gearing up for our upcoming assessment trip to El Cedro in May. We recently completed our pre-assessment trip form required by EWB USA and spoke with our program engineer to get ready for this exciting new phase in our project! Some of the things our travel team will be doing while in Ecuador include more in-depth water quality testing, inspecting specific areas of concern along the pipeline and water treatment system, speaking with local residents about water practices in their community, and meeting with local government officials to discuss potential solutions.

We still have a long way to go to reach our goal of $7,000 for our trip! To those of you who have already donated, we know you have a vested interest in our organization and our mission, and ask you to please share this passion with friends and colleagues! Let’s send a message to the community of El Cedro that the Carolina community cares about them and supports them in their efforts to improve their lives. Again, thanks for your generous support of Engineers Without Borders at USC. 

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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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