Posted: Oct 26, 2012 5:50 PM by Ben Trotter
Providing clean water to third world countries is no small task, and one MSU group is holding a fundraiser tonight to do just that.
Engineers without Borders - MSU (EWB-MSU) has been sending students to Khwisero, Kenya since 2008, to install wells and other devices to help this agricultural community.
Students pay their way, and each project costs roughly fifteen thousand dollars. Engineers Without Borders tries to do several projects in the summer and winter months, hence tonight's fundraiser, which normally raises between twenty and thirty thousand dollars.
There will be live, silent, and cake auctions, with the largest prize being a six day safari in Africa.
Organizers say these projects are pivotal to the growth and well-being of the communities.
According to RaeAnne Friesenhahn, Treasurer for EWB-MSU, "We're hoping that by bringing water to the primary schools, it will enable the children, and especially the girls to stay in school longer since they don't actually have to go to the springs to collect their water.