FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Pure Water for the World, Inc. Announces New Haiti Country Director
Rutland, VT – April 1, 2019. Pure Water for the World, Inc. (PWW) is pleased to announce the appointment of David Trofort as Country Director for Haiti. David succeeds Marion Nonglaton, who has returned to her home country of France after working with PWW for four years.
David Trofort, a Haitian national, joined Pure Water for the World’s staff as a Project Coordinator in January, 2018. He was promoted to Deputy Director in the fall of 2018 and became Interim Country Director in January of 2019. David brings his breadth of experience with WASH program leadership and training, in addition to effective project management and monitoring, to the PWW team.
David began his career in WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) 16 years ago. Following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, he worked with Save the Children to conduct extensive research, implementation, and monitoring programs to bring sustainable WASH solutions to areas heavily impacted by the post-earthquake cholera outbreak.
“Working with PWW is an opportunity for me to share my experience and my commitment to improving the health of Haitian families,” David said. “I see myself as a contributor to the development of Haiti and am eager to be part of the effort to create a world where all children have access to safe drinking water.”
“David has excellent experience, a tremendous set of skills, and the motivation to take PWW in Haiti to the next level,” said Carolyn Crowley Meub, Executive Director. “We are excited to have him as our head of country program in Haiti.”
David succeeds Marion Nonglaton, who started with PWW as a volunteer in Trojes, Honduras in early 2015 and moved into the role of Project Coordinator later that year. In early 2017, she traveled with PWW to Haiti, initially serving as a consultant to help expand Haiti’s WASH program. Shortly after, Marion assumed the role of PWW’s Country Director in Haiti.
“Marion’s leadership within PWW and among the WASH industry has been instrumental to the growth of PWW’s programs,” says Meub. “She has improved the sustainability of our programs and deepened our relationships with critical WASH-related organizations and government entities in Haiti. She always gave 110%, whether working hands-on in the field or managing a staff of 25. Marion will go far in her chosen profession, and we wish her every success.”
To learn more about Pure Water for the World, please visit our website at www.purewaterfortheworld.org.
About Pure Water for The World:
Pure Water for the World is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to improve lives by empowering people with access to life’s most basic necessities…safe water and sanitation.
Pure Water for the World has partnered with over 200 communities, reaching more than 750,000 people in Haiti and Central America with life-changing, sustainable safe water, hygiene and sanitation solutions.
For more information, visit www.purewaterfortheworld.org.
Contact: Jamin Gelder, Deputy Director
Pure Water for the World
P.O. Box 55
Rutland, VT 05702