Helena Frudit ’25


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Project Title

Nyabohanse Water Supply

In Migori County, Kenya, many towns face limited access to clean water and water distribution infrastructure has yet to be established in many rural areas. Residents often rely on unsanitary water from nearby rivers, particularly during the dry season, and governmental agencies do not have the resources to reach rural areas with treated water. Seven members of Princeton’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders traveled to Nyabohanse in the Kuria District of Migori County. There, we spent several weeks working with key community and government stakeholders, evaluating potential solutions, visiting existing infrastructure and speaking with dozens of families in the Nyabohanse region to lay the groundwork for our largest project yet. This project aims to connect Nyabohanse residents to the existing regional water infrastructure, in collaboration with Rev. David Duveskog Primary School, the Lake Region Development Program, and the Migori County Water and Sanitation Company.

Internship Year


Project Category

Water and the Environment


Engineers Without Borders (EWB), Princeton Chapter, Kenya - Kuria West, Migori County, Kenya


Sigrid Adriaenssens, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University; Roger Price, Responsible Engineer in Charge, EWB; Moses Sikuku Wakwabubi, Responsible Engineer in Charge, EWB