Engineers Without Borders

Earlier this year, Penn Engineers Without Borders (PennEWB) traveled to Cameroon to improve an aged, inefficient water distribution system.

During the 14-day project, 10 Penn undergrads were joined by two alumni who served as project mentors, as well as two Wilkes University students. PennEWB is a nonprofit humanitarian organization that partners with developing communities on environmentally and socially sustainable engineering projects. The group focused its efforts on improving the quality and quantity of the water supply in the Bome Valley, a community of about 50,000 people located in the mountainous northwest region of Cameroon.

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Photos and text by Larry Fan