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


Earth Day 5K: Castleton University

By Tiffany Saltis, PWW Intern Get your sneakers ready because Castleton University will be hosting the annual Back to the Earth 5k Trail Run & Walk! The run/walk will take place on April 20th to wrap up Earth Week. The run/walk benefits Pure Water for the World and brings safe water programs to children and families Continue reading


2017 “Ripple Award” Honors Rotarian Devoted to Changing Lives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Pure Water for the World’s 2017 “Ripple Award” Honors Rotarian Devoted to Changing Lives with Safe Water Rutland, VT – October 11, 2017. Pure Water for the World, Inc. (PWW) is honored to announce Doug Rupert, a Rotarian from the Milford (NH) Rotary Club, as the 2017 “Ripple Award” recipient, for his Continue reading


PWW Haiti Researches Disinfection Option: MadiDrop

The biosand water filter is a proven and highly effective clean water filter that works very well, particularly in the rural and underserved communities PWW serves, removing up to 99% of water-borne, disease-causing pathogens (read more about the filter here). However, recontamination of the stored water that has come out of the filter is possible. Continue reading


Reflections on a Wesley Chapel Rotary team trip to Honduras

Eric Johnson, PWW Traveler Hiking through the mountain hills on a very small path. Drips of sweat draining down my face. Stopping to catch my breath….. Entering through a small door into a mud hut…mud floors. Why am I coming up on my 8th trip to Honduras? Why has Eric visited Honduras so many times? Continue reading


First-Time Volunteer Shares “Newfound Passion”

By Cheryl Woods, PWW Volunteer, Honduras April 2017 Having been an active member of our local Rotary Club in Liberty Lake, Washington for the past several years, my desire of late has been to give back. Having participated in local causes including Veterans groups, backpack programs, at risk youth program funding…the list goes on; there Continue reading


From Volunteer to Leader: Fulfilling and Sharing A Passion

By Eric Johnson, PWW Volunteer & Honduras Trip Leader. As I reflect on my most recent PWW trip to Honduras last month, I’m amazed that, even on my 7th trip, I always experience new opportunities to serve and be humbled by the wonderful children and families we spend time with in the remote region of Continue reading


Reflections from a Honduras Volunteer: We must constantly “calibrate” ourselves.

Written by PWW Volunteer, Vijay Desai, Principal Consultant at Desai Management Consulting It’s often difficult to imagine that there are places in the world where clean water is not readily and reliably available. From my upbringing in India, I was familiar with the impacts of water shortage and the effects of living in unsanitary conditions. Continue reading


The Guilty Satisfaction of Traveling with Pure Water for the World

– Shared by Ian Williams, PWW Trip Volunteer There’s a little guilty satisfaction that comes over me each time I travel to another country on a Pure Water for the World trip. Am I doing it for them…or am I doing it for me? Perhaps it’s for both. I’m not going to dig a well Continue reading


Wishes Came True On a PWW Trip

By Kiana Estime, PWW Traveler Hello Everyone, My name is Kiana Estime and I am a 19 –year- old sophomore at Holyoke, MA Community College. Originally I did not expect to attend the 2016 Honduras trip, for I meant to hop aboard a plane to Port-au-Prince, Haiti before the trip was later cancelled. However, Pure Continue reading