Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: a Humanitarian Response to Migrants

Honduras has been characterized as a migratory passage country for people traveling from different countries within Central America, and, to a lesser extent, for people traveling from the Caribbean and Africa. In November 2020, as a result of the socioeconomic impacts of COVID19 worldwide and after the change in immigration policy in the United States, Continue reading


Another Strong Earthquake Shakes Haiti

Our hearts are heavy with the most recent and deadly tragedy that has struck Haiti. A 7.2 magnitude earthquake (stronger than the 7.0 that caused widespread destruction and left over 250,000 dead in 2010) struck Haiti on Saturday causing appreciable damage and loss of life in the southern region, along the Tiburon peninsula. Providing emergency Continue reading


Bringing WASH to Pistere, Haiti

January 2021 has come with the launch of PWW’s work on the Rotary International Global Grant 1981543 in Pistere, Haiti. Thanks to the generous support of dedicated Rotarians, Rotary District 6290,  Rotary District 6600, Rotary District 7020, Rotary District 5390, many Rotary Clubs, and Rotary International, this new project will bring sustainable, life-changing clean water Continue reading


The Water Princess: 8-Year-Old Shares Gift of Safe Water

Guest blog, written by John Hill, long-time PWW supporter I first visited Haiti in 1998 with my daughter (Hattie) and friends from our Methodist Church in Kalamazoo, MI. This was my epiphany, and Haiti is “stuck” in my heart! During my trips I was exposed to a water purification technology (Bio-Sand Filters) that was most Continue reading


An Update from Honduras & Haiti – September 22, 2020

PWW teams in Haiti and Honduras continue essential safe water, sanitation and hygiene education outreach to help vulnerable populations prevent the spread of diseases, including COVID-19.  Summer Update As we enter into the first days of fall, we wonder where this year has gone! For a year that has been very different, with reduced events Continue reading


A Look at Fiscal Year 2020

We closed the books on fiscal year 2020 and are excited to share the impact you made possible. Impact Numbers: Reached 1,977 people at homes and in schools with safe water, sanitation and hygiene solutions. Installed 345 biosand water filters in homes and schools. Constructed 64 latrines at homes. Built 9 latrines with handwashing stations Continue reading


Keep Haitian Students in School: Matching Donor Program

“With your help, we can create lasting change!” – Paul Sofka, PWW Board Member, Matching Donor With students in Haiti going back to school in August, time is of the essence. Paul has a goal to raise $30,000 by September 30th to help two schools receive lasting safe water, sanitation and hygiene solutions. Paul will Continue reading


COVID-19, An Update from Honduras & Haiti – June 10, 2020

PWW teams in Haiti and Honduras continue essential safe hygiene education outreach to help vulnerable populations as COVID-19 spreads.  Important to note: The work being done by PWW teams, in response to this crisis, is not simply a short-term band-aid. Decisions are being carefully considered with the objective of building upon our existing hygiene education Continue reading