Category Archives: Explore & Take Action

Local Seattle project working with the IRC – New Roots program

Volunteer plumbers from UA Local 32 and several industry supporters came together to support the construction of family food-growing plots serving the community including many immigrants and refugees, who are now able to enjoy growing some of their own food, while building community and resilience. This project was initiated and managed by the New Roots […]

Kenya: Rainwater Harvesting project for the Miumbuni Primary School

A perfect example of SDG #6 and SDG #17 working in harmony! PWB partnered with Engineers Without Borders, NYC Professional Chapter to complete another phase of empowering the local Self-Help Group of Misuuni to construct a rainwater harvesting and distribution system to serve their school and families with safe clean water. ________________________________________________________________ Previous Update (June […]

Work with Engineers Without Borders

This project will replace a small school building that was destroyed by an earthquake.   It includes a request for latrines and a kitchen, so it will have a sanitation component, and possibly a sanitation education component. The EWB-MN chapter is planning the various phases for the buildout of retrofit of the school, latrine pits, and […]

Camelbackyard : Phoenix

International Rescue Committee (Phoenix) is seeking plumbing assistance (volunteers) to renovate/upgrade and expand water distribution and drainage systems in their existing aquaponic farm garden community food hub. Volunteer update status in process. Potential plumbing volunteers having experience with ADA bathroom design/installation, and or irrigation and specialty piping systems are also encouraged to participate in the […]

Kenya: Neighborhood Development Initiative

NEDI is a registered nonprofit, non-Governmental Organization based in Kitu Town, Kitui District, Eastern Province in Kenya, East Africa, assisting impoverished water scarce communities to drill wells, construct earth dams, and installing piped water systems for domestic or agricultural use, to increase living standards and empower economic opportunities. The Nyanyaa Earth Dam (15,000m3) reservoir project, […]

Community Support Mission : Tanzania

The Community Support Mission in Tanzania, is reaching out for volunteer plumbers to lend their skills and knowledge to help with a Gravity Water Supply community water project. The water source for this project is a stream flowing 1,058,889 liters a day (279,728 gallons). This project overseen by the District Water Administrative Official, and coordinated […]

Empower and Care Organization

EACO is looking for volunteers to help with the construction of 40 boreholes in the rural areas of Mukono, outside Kampala, Uganda, with two boreholes already drilled. EACO’s work is critical in saving lives and improving overall community health, especially by reducing diarrheal diseases, caused by unsafe water. Many families often face no other choice […]

Community non-profit in Georgia would love your help

If you are a plumber, plumbing company or distributor in the Riverdale, Georgia area and would like to volunteer your skills, or donate fixtures to help Gabrielle’s Place, they have a need for:  a 3-compartment sink and faucet, small grease trap, and a hand sink and faucet, donated and installed. Your assistance would will have […]

Cameroon rural communities seek improved sanitation…

Please consider offering your plumbing/mechanical skills to help United Action for Children(UAC): support and improve the lives of women, children and the community who are suffering from the lack of safe water and sanitation. Under this project, UAC is actively involved in the development of rural communities through the provision of piped water and sanitary […]

Uganda – Rape Hurts Foundation seeks volunteers

Please consider offering your plumbing/mechanical skills to help RHF support and improve the lives of women and children, who are victims of rape. RHF currently operates in rural Jinja, Kamul & Buyende, Uganda. “To strengthen organizational capacity to improve socio-economic status of rural women and wellbeing of children in central and north eastern Uganda by […]

Ecuador community projects seek volunteers for a variety of efforts….

Ecuador Tierra Viva Foundation works toward improving access to safe water and sanitation, by installing, upgrading, repairing and maintaining systems in rural community schools. Potential projects cover a wide range of social necessities including: Installation of water and sanitation systems, improvement of school and childcare infrastructure, provision of teaching resources, promotion of ancestral heritage, protection […]

Community projects in Uganda seeking volunteers

Helping Hands 4 Africa would like to utilize your skills and knowledge in Uganda to develop and construct 5 wells for rural schools, that will provide clean safe drinking water for the students and community. *Rain harvesting and upgrading pit latrine collection are potential projects when funding is finalized. HH4Africa is a community based organization […]

LIXIL to Expand SaTo (“Safe Toilet”) Market Globally

Aiming to improve sanitation for 100 million people by 2020 with an award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. SaTo products are designed to improve the user experience and safety of open-pit latrines Over one million units are currently in use in over 14 countries The Sato series today consists of several variations, adapted […]