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Bringing WASH to Pistere, Haiti

January 2021 has come with the launch of PWW’s work on the Rotary International Global Grant 1981543 in Pistere, Haiti. Thanks to the generous support of dedicated Rotarians, Rotary District 6290,  Rotary District 6600, Rotary District 7020, Rotary District 5390, many Rotary Clubs, and Rotary International, this new project will bring sustainable, life-changing clean water Continue reading


The Water Princess: 8-Year-Old Shares Gift of Safe Water

Guest blog, written by John Hill, long-time PWW supporter I first visited Haiti in 1998 with my daughter (Hattie) and friends from our Methodist Church in Kalamazoo, MI. This was my epiphany, and Haiti is “stuck” in my heart! During my trips I was exposed to a water purification technology (Bio-Sand Filters) that was most Continue reading


Entering 2021 With 2020 Vision

Happy 2021! Whew, was 2020 a wild ride or what?! Last year, at this time, we eagerly welcomed in the new year, basking in the delightful memories of our 20th birthday celebration, when long-time supporters, staff members from all countries, board members, and volunteers gathered together in Vermont to share stories and memories. We were Continue reading


Three Ways PWW Responds to Environmental Needs

Written by Alice Urban, PWW Board Member Three Ways Pure Water for the World Responds to Environmental Needs At Pure Water for the World (PWW), our mission is to improve lives by empowering people with access to life’s most basic necessities: safe water and sanitation. We do this by partnering with underserved communities in Central Continue reading


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


COVID Can’t Stop Good: Impact March-October 2020

We recently compiled high-level impact numbers to demonstrate the work PWW teams in both Haiti & Honduras have continued to provide in spite of the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has created for communities across the globe. Following is a snapshot of March through October, 2020, with impactful work continuing: 464 families (>2,300 people) participated in 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