About Us

In a world of physical and spiritual poverty,
EMI designs a world of hope.

Each year, more than 2.2 million people in developing countries die from diseases associated with lack of access to safe drinking water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene (UN Water Policy Brief, 2005).

EMI exists to transform lives by providing hope to poorest of the poor.

We are a Christian ministry that designs facilities that serve the poor in developing countries. These facilities (including hospitals, orphanages, schools, clean water projects and more) directly impact communities by meeting physical needs and communicating God's love in a practical way. We partner with Christian workers, pastors, and other non-profits who have a vision to help the poor and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. From our offices around the world, over 100 staff and interns labor to bring the Gospel to the poorest and least reached peoples on earth.

To produce our designs, we blend our team of in-house project managers with talented volunteer architects, engineers, land surveyors and construction managers recruited from around the world. These volunteers donate their time and travel costs to join our teams, adding their expertise and insight to give our clients the best designs possible. Join us on an upcoming project.

Since 1982, we've worked on over 1,000 relief and development projects in 90+ countries. Last year, we worked on 83 projects, closed out many others and donated over 63,000 hours in services to our client partners. Apply for our services.

EMI is a registered U.S. 501(c)3 non-profit organization