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


#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


Mother of Seven Celebrating Safe Water

Madam Casseus nee Nelson Mona (pictured) is a 39 year old mother who lives in Radio Commerce Village, a sub-community within Cité Soleil, Haiti. The PWW Haiti implementation team has been working in Radio Commerce Village, conducting hygiene training with families and installing bio-sand water filters in homes, including the home of Madam Nelson. Madam Continue reading


Paul Sofka…committed to change in Cité Soleil

Pure Water for the World board member, Paul Sofka, recently made a visit to Haiti, where he returned to the community he holds so dearly in his heart, Cité Soleil. While there, Paul was able to visit with many families for whom he has played a significant role in helping to bring safe drinking water. Continue reading


World Water Day 2018: The Answer is in Nature

World Water Day is held each year on March 22nd. Created in 1992 by the United Nations, this global day of awareness is celebrated to raise awareness of the issues surrounding water on our planet. The goal of World Water Day is to draw attention to the importance of water and to promote the sustainable management Continue reading


PWW Honduras: Teacher Workshop in La Mosquitía

By Eva Jiménez, Volunteer, PWW Honduras La Mosquitía is located in the easternmost part of Honduras, in the Gracias a Dios department, the second largest department in the country. The area is remote and virtually inaccessible by land. The Lonely Planet explains it as “one of the region’s last frontiers of untamed wilderness”; an area often Continue reading


PWW Team Shares

Community. Education. Trust. Commitment. Integration. These are Pure Water for the World’s core values. They provide the fundamental foundation from which we work. Our teams have been putting these values into action, sharing our gained knowledge, understanding, and expertise with others with a goal of expanding greater awareness and understanding of the vital importance of safe water, sanitation and hygiene Continue reading


Half full or half empty glass of water?

By María Regina Inestroza, Honduras Country Director Is the glass of water half full or half empty? This is a question that may sound familiar from a philosophy class, as it relates to the attitude toward the situations you could possibly encounter and the ambiguous ways you can approach and respond to them. Belky Vanessa Continue reading


Word Day of Social Justice

By Rachel Peck, Volunteer In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly declared February 20th to be the World Day of Social Justice. The goal of the Assembly was to highlight the need for sustainable economies, employment security and gender equality for all. The Assembly recognizes that without social justice, peace and the achievement of fundamental Continue reading


Have Water and A Toilet Ever Changed Your Life?

By Maria Inestroza, Country Director, PWW Honduras Water and toilets have certainly changed the lives of the 557 people (285 men and 292 women) that live in the rural, dispersed communities of El Bosque, El Boquerón and Quebrada de Oro, in the Municipality of Trojes, Honduras. (learn more about the BBQ Project) Honduras agencies and authorities Continue reading