Dreams Do Come True

Panoramic view of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Cité Soleil is located along the waterfront.  Yvette Derice lives in the community of Village Rapatrié, located in Cité Soleil, Haiti, the poorest slum in the Western Hemisphere. Village Rapatrié was formed as a community between 2004-2006 by a group of Haitians deported from the United States. The government relocated Continue reading


They have BIG dreams…

YOU can help them come true. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi This holiday season, we are focused on helping children’s dreams come true by empowering them with safe water…the foundation for health, hope and opportunity. We spoke with students who live in underserved communities of Haiti and Continue reading


Meet our 2018 GivingTuesday Matching Donor!

Bill Donberg (pictured with a family in Haiti) is passionate about the work of Pure Water for the World. So passionate that he and his wife, Phyllis, have offered to match EVERY donation made for GivingTuesday, dollar for dollar, up to $15,000. Bill firmly believes that a donation to PWW is not a gift, but Continue reading


Celebrating Handwashing in Haiti

Written by Andrew Coco, PWW Haiti This year, in celebration of Global Handwashing Day, Pure Water for the World’s Haiti team conducted an awareness event about the importance of handwashing. The event was held at a school in the community of La Colline Deslandes, located in the region of Darbone in Leogane. This year’s theme was Continue reading


Staff Spotlight: Junior Seraphin

By Bernadette Higgs, PWW Intern Junior Seraphin (pictured right) is the Assistant Manager and Trainer for PWW’s WASH (WAter, Sanitation and Hygiene) Training and Consulting Services Department in Haiti. He started working with PWW in January of 2009 as a filter construction technician. In June 2009, he took the role of bio-sand filter installation technician. He Continue reading


Launching WASH Program in Léogâne, Haiti

Léogâne/Darbonne Kick-off Celebration (August 17th 2018) On Friday the 17th of August the PWW Haiti team officially launched the “Community WASH in Léogâne & Darbonne” project. This is Pure Water for the World’s newest project, and the team will begin assessment and baseline studies in the following months. Located 42 km west of Port-au-Prince, Léogâne was Continue reading


Staff Spotlight: Andrew Coco, WASH Training Manager, Haiti

Written by Divya Gudur, PWW Intern Andrew Coco is PWW Haiti’s WASH Training and Consulting Services Manager. This title highlights the many important responsibilities that Andrew assumes, some of which include the management of client relations and the coordination and development of: WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) trainings and workshops, WASH celebrations and global awareness Continue reading


Staff Spotlight: Laura Guerrier…Celebrating 10 Years with PWW Haiti

By Emery Letendre, PWW Intern Laura Guerrier will celebrate 10 years with PWW this year! Laura is PWW’s Accountant in Haiti, a position she has earned through hard work and dedication and one she holds with much gratitude, respect, and passion. Laura was not always clear about what she wanted to pursue in college or Continue reading


French Sailors Share Solidarity in Haiti…and Beyond

A group of three friends from Marseille, France…Albéric Tezenas, Gauthier Marre, and Antoine Goutay… brought their dream to life over this past year. Since high school, the friends shared a dream of traveling the world by boat. “When we were in high school, united by common convictions, we had a lot of dreams. Among them, which Continue reading