Handwashing Day is Celebrated in Trojes

Author: Kaylee Pratt, Intern On October 15, Pure Water for the World (PWW) along with many other non-profits, marked another successful year of celebrating Global Handwashing day. This was an opportunity for PWW to increase awareness and understanding about the importance of washing hands with soap and water as an easy way to prevent the Continue reading

Three families you’ve helped this International Day of Families

1. The Reyes Family – Bartolo Reyes spends a lot of time climbing mountains. But he’s not a mountaineer in the traditional sense. His community of Santa Rosa de las Quebradas is nestled in the lush mountains of Trojes. Yet despite the beautiful rolling green hills blanketed with coffee farms in this quiet corner of Continue reading

Water Stories…as told by Moms.

This Mother’s Day, we would like to highlight the stories of water that have been told by mothers in Haiti and Honduras. Their stories tell of the need and the impact being made in their lives and the lives of their children and families. A Story of Health Sonia Esperanza Velasquez lives in San Ramon Continue reading

International Women’s Day: Celebrating Women who Make it Happen!

Sunday, March 8th is International Women’s Day. The theme for this year is “Make it Happen”. There is no doubt women are making things happen today. We read and hear stories about the impact women are making in their communities, across their states, throughout the country and around the globe. We celebrate their courage, their Continue reading

Never Give Up!

It is very common for community leaders or volunteers to visit our Trojes office requesting us to work in their community. We request that they complete our forms for community data which they return when completed. There is currently a waiting list of over 50 communities in line for us to work in. All of Continue reading

Meeting a Demand and Savings Lives

As told by Carolyn Meub Last week, I was visiting our team in Haiti. My timing was quite good, as I happened to be there on the day our team began delivering upon our commitment to provide clean water solutions to 1,000 families in Cité Soleil, a suburb of Port-au-Prince and an area regularly considered Continue reading

For Anatolia, contaminated water is a thing of the past. And she intends to keep it that way.

As told by Mario Goeb This World Water Week, Pure Water shares with you a story similar to those we hear from our field teams throughout the year. For many of our partner community members, biosand filters have become a staple of daily life. It’s been three years since Anatolia Nolaco, a 63 year-old Trojes Continue reading

The Story of Digna

Originally told by Rasa Kent, a former PWW volunteer in Honduras After installing 70 filters, we were exhausted by the end of the 4th day.  We had only the uphill homes remaining and we were ready to call it quits when we met Digna. Rob, Jeff and I had just hiked up to scope out the difficulty of the trail.  At the Continue reading

“The Hospital Sure Misses Us.”

This is part three in a series looking at the economics of clean water. So far, we have discussed the benefits of point of use water filters when there is an alternative market for clean water and when there is no alternative market for clean water. In both cases, based on my experiences, the economics Continue reading