About Us

The Donor Community Table is a nonprofit project of Engineers Without Borders, a 501 (C) (3) Corporation. Engineers Without Borders International of Shepherdstown, WV has operated in over 26 countries during the past 20 years.

Our Charter

Engineers without Borders International offers assistance to small, rural communities whose population can be benefited by introduction and use of locally constructed renewable based technologies, natural potable water filtration systems, small sewerage disposal plants and other technological innovations including sustainable agriculture techniques that are needed within the rural communities.

All assistance provided requires either active on-site participation or monitoring involvement by Engineers without Borders International and follow-on for at least one year after project completion. The on-site technical assistance is accomplished by volunteer engineers usually during a one to three month period on-site, with initial surveys and follow-on monitoring accomplished by the technical and administrative staff of Engineers Without Borders International.

There are four primary objectives:

  • The first is to fabricate and demonstrate successfully applications of known technologies that will improve day-to-day living, health and sanitation for the community.
  • The second is to pass on skills for fabrication and cost analysis to local residents through formal and on-site shop instruction.
  • The third is to sufficiently train personnel in surrounding villages on how to conduct initial surveys for technology identification within their own communities, and fabrication, operation and maintenance of the new technology systems.
  • The fourth is to introduce and teach sustainable agricultural techniques throughout rural communities in order for rural communities to free their soils from costly and environmentally harmful chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

Engineers Without Borders observes strict neutrality and impartially in the name of universal humanitarian ethics and the right to humanitarian assistance and demands full and unhindered freedom in the exercise of its functions.

Engineers Without Borders volunteers respect a professional code of ethics and to maintain complete independence from all political, economic and religious powers.

As volunteers the members of Engineers Without Borders International are at risks but the risks they undertake are normally minimal. Volunteers have no right to compensation for themselves or their beneficiaries other than Engineers Without Borders International is able to afford.