Bertha's Community Garden
As we were unable to travel abroad during Covid-19, we designed and built a rainwater catchment system for a local community garden. EWB-UMD continues to help maintain the garden.
JANUARY 2019 - PRESENT
EWB-UMD's first official first project as a chapter: Nyansakia, Kenya is part of the "Great Lakes Region" of Kenya. The community here does not have access to clean water, and at certain times of the year, there is not enough water to go around. Our goal is to bring clean water to the community year-round. In December 2019 members visited the community to assess locations for a water distribution center and gather data.
In December 2022-Janurary 2023 a team returned to Nyansakia to begin constructing tap stands. We plan to return next winter to evaluate the system and finish the remaining tap stands.
Two of our chapter members traveled with the University of Minnesota Twin Cities chapter to Guatemala in August of 2018 as a way to learn about the implementation trip process and gain field experiences with Engineers Without Borders.