Engineers Without Borders
Agriculture as a Business
Fund: Development Fund | Country: Ghana | Amount: $6,466 | Funded in 2008/2009
The focus of Agriculture as a Business is to increase farmers’ incomes on a sustainable basis by strengthening farmers’ capacity and creating an environment that enables farmers to take a business approach to farming.
Cassava Flour Value Chains
Fund: Theme Fund | Country: Malawi | Amount: $10,085 | Funded in 2008/2009
EWB is working with IITA to develop a sustainable cassava flour value chain which will create opportunities for smallholder farmers in rural Malawi to grow and sell cassava in order to improve their livelihoods.
Agriculture as a Business
Fund: Development Fund | Country: Ghana | Amount: $8,168 | Funded in 2009/2010
The Agriculture as a Business project will increase farmers’ income on a sustainable basis by strengthening their capacity and creating an environment that enables them to take a business approach to farming. Engineers Without Borders will work with targeted communities on creating local linkages and developing the ability to share market information.
District Supported Area Mechanics Initiative
Fund: Development Fund | Country: Malawi | Amount: $7,000 | Funded in 2011/2012
The District Supported Area Mechanics Initiative works with District Water Offices to support Area Mechanic networks in their servicing of community water points. With their partners, they are developing tools, management practices and reporting mechanisms to help operate these services on low budgets.
Enabling System Level Learning & Government Leadership in the Sanitation Sector
Fund: Theme Fund | Country: Malawi | Amount: $7,500 | Funded in 2011/2012
EWB is Enabling System Level Learning & Government Leadership in the Sanitation Sector. This will be done by enhancing the capacity of government staff to provide leadership in the sector.
Access to Capital Initiative
Fund: Development Fund | Country: Ghana | Amount: $7712 | Funded in 2013-14
This project seeks to support small and medium social businesses that might attract financial investors by bringing both sides of the equation together. There are sizable potential investors in Ghana seeking investment-ready businesses, and vice-versa. This project expects to develop 10 investment ready Ghanaian small and medium enterprises to link with likely investors.
Sustainable WASH Service Delivery
Fund: Development Fund | Country: Malawi | Amount: $8,000 | Funded in 2014-15
The project seeks to provide professional development to twelve to twenty District Water and Environmental Health Officers through a one year Fellowship program, leading to better water, sanitation and hygiene services in their communities. Fellows are expected to commit to 252 people hours over the year using local resources and community-led ideas for service delivery innovation.