Embracing Change in 2019

Happy 2019! As I write this letter, we are in the midst of planning Pure Water for the World’s 20th anniversary celebration activities. Yes, PWW is entering into its twentieth year of improving the health and lives of children and families simply by providing sustainable access to life’s most basic necessities…safe water and sanitation. THANK Continue reading


Much Needed Relief

Victor Centeno and his wife, Santos Jarquin, live in a small, humble home in the remote community of Cayantu Arriba, located about 90-minutes, by truck (on unimproved roads), from the rural town of Trojes, Honduras. Victor and Santos have three children, Ester, Gerson Ariel, and Victor Daniel. They also have a granddaughter named Ritzy. (family 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


Global Handwashing Day in La Mosquitia, Honduras

Written by Xenia Castellanos and Eva Jiménez, PWW WASH Training Team, Honduras La Mosquitia is one of the most impressive regions in Honduras. Its inhabitants, the Miskitos, are one of the largest ethnic groups in the country. They have preserved their language and culture since ancient times. The region contains original landscape, including native flora Continue reading


Staff Spotlight: Oscar Andino

Written by Emery Letendre, PWW intern, Vermont Oscar Armando Andino started working with Pure Water for the World’s Honduras team in early 2008. Today, he is PWW’s Water Expertise & Training (WET) Centre Coordinator and oversees all of the organization’s WASH training and consulting services in Honduras. He has made invaluable contributions to the work Continue reading


Children’s “Soup Kitchen” Benefits from Safe Water

Written by Eva Jiménez, PWW Intern, Honduras On June 20, 2018, PWW volunteers, from the USA and Canada, installed five clean water filters in locations in downtown Trojes, Honduras that have a critical need for safe drinking water. These organizations included: José Cecilio del Valle, a preschool/kindergarten with ninety-five students; Trojes Health Clinic (two filters): Continue reading


High School Graduate Finds Inspiration and Friendships in Honduras

Written by Katie Berger, PWW Volunteer, Recent High School Graduate from Vermont This past June, I had the unbelievable opportunity to travel with Pure Water for the World to Trojes, Honduras. I stumbled upon this trip and organization while searching online for some kind of international service trip. During the summer before my first year Continue reading


A Week in Honduras (a blog post from U.S. Water)

Written by Aimee Ranallo, of U.S. Water. Click here for original blog post. Shared with permission.  A team of U.S. Water volunteers recently returned from a week-long trip with Pure Water for the World, supporting underserved children and families in the Trojes region in Honduras. UNICEF has identified Trojes as a “high-need” and “underserved” community, as waterborne illness Continue reading


Father Celebrates the Gifts of Safe Water

Carlos Arturo Caceres (pictured left) lives in Trojes, Honduras. He and his wife, Eucebia Flores Canales, are the proud parents of three children. His daughter, Evelin Yanela, is 16 years old. Carlos also has two sons, Carlos Osmani, age 12, and Darlin Fabricio, age 9 (both pictured). Carlos’ family used to drink contaminated water every single Continue reading


#NoMoreLimits: Menstrual Hygiene Day 2018

May 28th is the date chosen by the international community to celebrate a day devoted to menstrual hygiene. All over the world, more precisely in developing countries, women and girls (and men and boys) have never learned about the topic of menstruation. Women and girls, in these developing countries, often confront their periods with fear; it feels Continue reading