World Toilet Day 2020

World Toilet Day, established in 2013, is a United Nations Observance that “celebrates toilets and raises awareness of the 4.2 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation.” It focuses on taking action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and achieve sustainable development. This year’s focus is on sanitation and climate change. PWW works Continue reading


Ceramic Filters for Families in Dry Corridor of Honduras

In July, PWW announced our participation as a partner in a comprehensive UNICEF-sponsored WASH project located in central Honduras, called “Humanitarian WASH Response to Communities Affected by Drought in the Dry Corridor in Honduras.” (read announcement) In addition to working in schools in this region, PWW is providing extensive hygiene education training to 1,134 families Continue reading


El Tablazo: Health, Hope and Opportunity Delivered…

This past year, Premier Water & Energy Technology, Inc., of Jacksonville, Florida, partnered Pure Water for the World (PPW) to support a WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) project for all of the families in El Tablazo, Honduras. To help El Tablazo’s community school, Premier Water joined efforts with H2O for Life (an organization whose mission Continue reading


What’s Your 2020 Vision?

Happy New Year! 2019 was a year to remember at PWW! To celebrated our 20th year as a nonprofit, we held a gathering in Burlington, VT over the summer during which time PWW founders and long-time supporters spoke eloquently about the profound impact our small organization has created. Senator Leahy called PWW “one of the Continue reading


Safe WASH Program for Students in La Jagua, Honduras

Water, Hygiene and Sanitation Initiative in the Pedro Nufio School, La Jagua, Escuapa, Danlí Written by: Annette Butty, PWW Honduras Intern La Jagua is a village located about one hour, by truck, from Danlí, a small city in southern Honduras. Forty students, ages 5 to 15, attend the local school, Escuela Pedro Nufio. Anna is Continue reading


Let’s Talk About Source Water Protection

What does “source water protection” mean? And, how does PWW integrate it into safe water programs? As World Water Day, March 22nd, comes closer, we want to provide you with insights about what goes into implementing sustainably safe water programs in underserved communities. If you haven’t read last week’s article about World Water Day, you Continue reading


World Water Summit 2018: Celebrating 10 Years

There are many Rotary Action Groups involved with Rotary International, but the Water and Sanitation Rotary Action Group (WASRAG) is the most active and organized. Each year, prior to the Rotary International Convention, WASRAG hosts a one-day World Water Summit to which anyone who is passionate about clean water and sanitation issues is invited to 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


High School Students in Haiti Learn About Clean Water

During the week of April 16, the PWW WASH Training team (WASH = water, sanitation and hygiene) in Haiti provided educational training and support to high school students at the Union School in Haiti. The school is located in Juvénat, a suburb of Port-au-Prince. The Union School was initially established in 1919 for the children Continue reading


It’s Time for Sesame Street!

“The greatest global health challenge for children are diseases related to poor sanitation, water, and hygiene. The WASH UP! Initiative aims to reduce the number of children that are dying or suffering from preventable and treatable diseases by providing access to meaningful sanitation and hygiene education.” (Source: Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit education organization behind Sesame Continue reading