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These Mainers are transforming a poor farming community in Ecuador

The life-changing benefits of clean water

PORTLAND, Maine — Ever heard of the group Engineers Without Borders? If not, you’re hardly alone. It has a low profile, which is a bit unfortunate since it’s doing good work.

The Portland chapter of this organization is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. It is, in this group’s words, a community of “engineers, scientists, architects and other professionals who dedicate their free time…to design and build projects to promote education and public health all over the world.” The payoff from those projects is life-changing, delivering “safe water to drink, better health, and increased literacy and economic opportunities.”

Right now the Portland chapter is working on water projects in Ecuador and Uganda. You can learn more by clicking here. Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Portland Maine Professionals Chapter is regrettably postponing our 'Uncorked' fundraising event due to public health concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19. The event was scheduled for Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the Customs House in Portland. The event will be rescheduled for a future date, and we will communicate that date as soon as it is known. If you are a ticket holder we will honor your ticket at the re-scheduled date. If you would like to request a refund, please contact emilykkelsey@gmail.com and we will honor your request. We regret the last minute change, but are acting in an abundance of caution and in accordance with CDC advisories.

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