PWW Team Member: Emma Sosa

PWW Team Member Highlight: February 2022

This month, we are featuring another member of PWW’s staff. This gives you the opportunity to get to know our team a little better and gain an understanding about what makes them such a special part of PWW’s safe water programs. 

PWW Team Member: Emma Sosa

PWW Office: Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Position within PWW: Finance Coordinator

Years with PWW: 1

How did you first learn about PWW?

Through an advertisement promoting the position.

What are examples of tasks you do in your current position with PWW?
Process time sheets, financial reports, purchases, payments, bank reconciles, inventory, etc.

  • What is your favorite task? All, but especially when I am done entering the last expense of the month in Quickbooks and it’s all balanced!
  • What is your most difficult task? Driving a 4×4 truck. I am used to driving my small car. Initially it was scary [to drive the truck]. But I overcame the fear, and now is pretty nice to drive a truck.

Please share a favorite story that you have experienced while working with PWW?

My first trip with the PWW team to monitor one of the projects we were working on with UNICEF. To meet the local team was a wonderful experience, and we visited a school in Santa Barbara.

How has your understanding of “clean water” changed during your time working with PWW?

I have learned much more. I have learned about the different technologies to treat water and how they function. It’s been a very good learning experience, and I am still learning!

What is something you have learned during your time with PWW that you didn’t know before?

I have lived in the city my whole life and wasn’t aware of the great need for water and sanitation in many rural towns of Honduras. I have learned of the real need in communities that sometimes we take for granted.

What do you like to do most when you are not working?

Relax and watch a good movie, especially on some weekends when I am home alone.

Welcome to the team, Emma! Emma joined the PWW just one year ago, and she’s been wonderful with keeping us organized. We are grateful for Emma’s eagerness to learn and for her dedication to PWW and the people of Honduras.