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Engineers Without Borders-Guatemala Service Project

$10,320
103%
Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
81 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 30, at 11:59 PM CST
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Engineers Without Borders-Guatemala Service Project

On the national level Engineers Without Borders USA builds a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs and equip leaders to solve the world’s most pressing challenges.

The mothers in the La 46 community of Guatemala struggle every day with preparing meals for the school children. These mothers spend hours inhaling smoke while they prepare the food every day due to poor ventilation, as well as spending even more time collecting the wood just to run the stoves. Furthermore, to keep the  fire off of the ground, the current stoves are set on a concrete shelf that is so high that it hurts the mothers' backs just to move the giant pots up and down from the burners. The women leaders of La 46 reached out to EWB-OSU seeking a partnership to find an appropriate solution to their various problems. Together with the community, our students have designed  a rocket stove that will fit all of their needs and more. With your support, we will be able to make the design a reality, implementing the new stoves in the spring of 2017.

Recently, the members of the Plan de Avila community of Guatemala heard about our partnership with the nearby community of La 46. The members of Plan de Avila spend many hours of their day hiking up and down the mountain to collect enough water to sustain their families and yet, the water that they collect is not safe to drink. Last May, Plan de Avila reached out to EWB-OSU asking for our help in designing a filtration system as well as looking for a solution to the water quantity problems. Our students will design possible solutions to fit the communities needs and will assess the potential of these designs during our next trip to Guatemala along with our Stove Implementation Team.

These projects are very important to improving the quality of living conditions in these communities and sustainably fulfill their basic human needs. Donations will be directly applied to travel costs and project materials, allowing you to not only improve the life of those living in these communities, but also broaden the horizons of our student members through their exposure to practical project development and cultural experience abroad.

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$10

Every gift counts!

Every gift goes a long way! For your gift we will send you a personalized thank you letter letting you know how important your gift is to us.

$40

One Day of Food

Your donation of $40 will feed one student for an entire day! This includes breakfast, dinner, tips, taxes, and lunch brought to them in the field. For your gift we will send you a personalized thank you letter letting you know how important your gift is to us.

$75

Rocket stove

Your gift of $75 will buy a rocket stove for a school in Guatemala! For your generosity, we will send you a thank you video and personalized thank you letter.

$200

Cost of HRI Staff

Your donation of $200 will pay for one student's cost to have HRI Staff accompany us during our entire stay! To show our immense appreciation, we will send you a personalized thank you video and personalized thank you card.

$260

Fully Fed Student

Your gift of $260 will pay for a student's meals during our week-long implementation trip to Guatemala! For your generosity, we will send you a personalized thank you video and a personalized thank you note.

$325

Entire Week in the Hotel

Your generous donation of $325 will pay for two student's stay in a hotel room for the entire week! To show our immense appreciation, we will send you a personalized thank you video and thank you card!

$420

Transportation for a Week

Your donation of $420 will pay for the transportation of one student for their entire stay! This includes transportation to and from the airport, daily transportation to the local communities and transportation to pick up supplies and materials when needed. To show our immense appreciation, we will send you a personalized thank you video and thank you card!

$844.20

Round Trip Plane Ticket

Your gift of $844.20 will pay for one student's plane ticket to Guatemala. To show our immense appreciation, we will send you a personalized thank you video and thank you card!

$2,203

Full student trip

Our team members are committed to helping pay for their share of this experience. However, a generous donation at this level will support a student’s entire experience during the week-long service trip in Guatemala. Thank you so much for your generosity; to show our thanks we will send you a personalized note from the club members, and a student profile to show who your gift is supporting.