Fragile Oasis

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Projects: Food

Engineers Without Borders

The Johnson Space Center Chapter of Engineers Without Borders is helping the L'Esperance orphanage in Muganero, Rwanda become financially self sufficient by developing a way to dry the large amount of fruit growing in the surrounding hills so it can be brought to market.

The Johnson Space Center Chapter of Engineers Without Borders is helping the L'Esperance orphanage in Muganero, Rwanda become financially self sufficient by developing a sustainable system that channels waste heat from high efficiency cook stoves to dry fruit that can be packaged and sold commercially. The orphanage now hosts the largest orchard in Rwanda.