The Engineers Without Borders Rwanda team strives to provide clean drinking water for Cyanika, our partnering community in Rwanda. Water resources in this region are scarce during the dry seasons, causing many community members to have to collect water from ditches and lakes which can be up to thirteen miles away.
Our mission is to design and implement rainwater collection systems that provide the community members with sufficient water sources throughout the year. This water is not only affordable, but also easily accessible and cleaner than other water sources. Our first system was implemented in the summer of 2014, and we have since constructed six systems in neighboring villages. These systems have been met with overwhelming support and gratitude from the community, and currently supply water for nearly 6,000 people.
We are excited to continue developing sustainable water catchment systems and learn to apply our engineering skills to meaningful projects. Our goal is not only to successfully build our structure, but also to continue to strengthen our relationship with the community members and to continue to serve their needs in future projects.
If you are interested in joining our team, please feel free to come to our meetings or contact us for more information!