About Pure Water for the World


Pure Water for the World’s mission is to improve lives by empowering people with access to life’s most basic necessities: safe water and sanitation.

We do this by partnering with underserved communities, in Central America and Haiti, providing the tools and education to establish sustainable safe water,  sanitation and hygiene education programs.


We envision a world in which all people have safe water, proper sanitation and the knowledge to sustain it for future generations.

Core Values:
Community | Education | Trust | Commitment | Integration


Honduras-kidsIn 1994, a dentist from Brattleboro, Vermont traveled to a small village in El Salvador to provide medical services. Moved by the poor living conditions, he vowed to make a difference. After rallying colleagues in his Vermont-based Rotary Club, he returned with a mission to bring potable water solutions to villagers.

The success of this movement outgrew the Rotary Club’s capacity, and, in 1999, Pure Water for the World, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, was born. Pure Water for the World is based in Rutland, VT with offices in Tegucigalpa, Trojes and Maraita, Honduras, and Limonade, Haiti.

Through the provision of safe water and sanitation tools and extensive educational training, we continue our commitment to end the senseless suffering and death among children and their families caused by preventable waterborne diseases.