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Ribbon Cutting: La Candelaria Neighborhood

“We now have the opportunity to find a job to provide for our families.” – Lorena Figueroa (pictured with daughter), single mom and proud new resident of La Candelaria, at ribbon cutting. On July 6th, the residents of the recently established La Candelaria neighborhood came together to celebrate the inauguration of this significant project that Continue reading

Happy 30th Birthday to the Biosand Filter!

We are excited to participate in the 30th year celebration of the biosand water filter! #BSF30 The biosand water filter (BSF) was developed by Dr. David Manz at the University of Calgary, Canada in the 1990s. Committed to providing professional services for humanitarian distribution of the BSF in developing countries, in 2001, Dr. Manz co-founded Continue reading

Lead Community Agents in Action – Ronise Jean

Ronise Jean: Lead Community Agent, Limonade, Haiti “I was motivated to accept the role of Community Agent because I would like to see improvement in the health of families living in my community. There are many families who need to have good quality water to drink and who need education about hygiene in order to Continue reading

Improving and Expanding Pure Water for the World’s Menstrual Hygiene Management Program Based in Limonade, Haiti

This spring, Quinn Slingerland, a recent graduate of the University at Albany School of Public Health, interned with PWW, focusing her work on advancing our Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) program in Haiti.  Results from her internship can be found in detail on this poster (click here to view). The goal of Quinn’s internship was to Continue reading

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2023: Highlights from Haiti

Menstrual Hygiene Day strives to create a world where menstruation is no longer a barrier to health, education, and gender equality. Menstrual Hygiene Day, launched in 2014 and celebrated annually on May 28th, is an international awareness campaign that aims to break the silence and stigma surrounding menstruation, promote menstrual hygiene management, and advocate for Continue reading

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2023: Juan Ramón Molina School, Honduras

Menstrual Hygiene Day strives to create a world where menstruation is no longer a barrier to health, education, and gender equality. Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) is an essential component to PWW’s comprehensive WASH programs. To reinforce trainings and messaging about this important topic, PWW teams in Honduras and Haiti host and support activities being held Continue reading

La Chaîne, Haiti – A Community in Need

La Chaîne is a small, closely-knit neighborhood, made up of 60 families. La Chaîne is in the underserved community of Roucou, located in the Limonade region of northern Haiti. The families in La Chaîne face numerous challenges in their daily lives. Lack of access to water is among the most critical. Water scarcity has a Continue reading

Hygiene Training at Haiti School Empowers Students for Success

Written by Junior Seraphin, WASH Training Coordinator, PWW Haiti With the goal of curbing diseases that affect schoolchildren, the PWW team in Haiti organized four days of training for students and teachers at the Henri Christophe School. This program is part of the Community Education Program (CEP) introduced in Haiti last year (read more). The Continue reading

LIFE-Honduras Consortium (May 2023 Update)

Last November, we introduced the LIFE-Honduras Consortium, established to meet the unprecedented needs of migrants in Honduras and the demands placed on local communities (read November story). As a reminder, the LIFE-Honduras Consortium addresses emergency response activities that cover the sectors of child protection, education, water, hygiene and sanitation, nutrition and health. The LIFE-Honduras Consortium Continue reading