Pure Water for the World, Inc. Named a 2022 Classy Awards Finalist
Classy, an online fundraising software for nonprofits, launched the Classy Awards in 2009 to recognize the achievements of organizations bringing positive change in our communities and around the world. The goal is to shine a spotlight on their new strategies, creative thinking, and ideas that move the needle on some of the biggest issues our world faces today.
PWW is proud to share that our program, Health and Hope in Haiti, is recognized for its contribution to addressing the need for reliable access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education (WASH) in homes, schools and health clinics located in underserved communities in Limonade, a commune in northern Haiti.
Since 2008, PWW has partnered with underserved communities in Haiti, delivering WASH programs to families, schools, and health clinics. Since 2019, operations out of the main office in Port-au-Prince have been significantly disrupted by political and social unrest, further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. PWW’s expansion of programs in northern Haiti (which began in 2017) has not realized the same disruptions. In fact, the PWW Haiti team has made consistent progress, including effectively launching a new project in 2021 to empower another 400 families in Pistère, Déreal and Campeche, communities located within the Limonade commune, with reliable access to WASH resources. The team also recently completed the implementation of a comprehensive WASH program at a community school in Limonade and will begin work at another school next month. (learn more)
Following extensive research and evaluation, in 2021, the PWW staff and Board determined a formal move from Port-au-Prince to Limonade, where the need for WASH services is significant, was imperative for the organization to continue to effectively serve the people of Haiti. PWW has established partnerships in the region and has already demonstrated successful impact. This year, Haiti staff members, many of whom have been with PWW for more than 10 years, relocated their families to establish the new base of operations. The initial goal in Limonade is to reach 6,000+ families as well as schools and health clinics that do not have effective WASH programs.
We encourage you to vote for Health and Hope in Haiti in the People’s Choice Award category, presented by LinkedIn for Nonprofits.
This year, 13 Classy Awards will be distributed across four categories: Social Innovation, Adapt & Overcome, Lifetime Achievement, and People’s Choice. Voting is open from April 7th to April 21st. Winners will be announced on June 14th, and we look forward to sharing updates with our community then.
For more information on the Classy Awards, visit www.classyawards.org.