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


Las Montanas de Honduras

By Cordelia Stewart It was a truly incredible experience to be back in the beautiful mountainous region of Trojes, Honduras. Our days were full of coffee, Spanish, science, water, the PWW office, Coca Cola, y fútbol. One of the most rewarding component of being back in Honduras this summer was fully appreciating how well the 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


I’ve imagined Haiti ever since I can remember…

By Alys Spillman, PWW Grant Writer I’ve imagined Haiti ever since I can remember. My grandmother lived in the Caribbean and traveled there often, as an art and designer clothing buyer. When we visited her in Maine for holiday weekends, I would fall asleep facing a painting that, at first, looked like just a colorful 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


PWW Volunteer Trip Inspires Change in High School Students

By Rachel Peck, Volunteer Three students from Elk Rapids High School in Michigan, joined middle school special education teacher, Julie Greene, on a volunteer trip to Haiti with Pure Water for the World (PWW) last November. The students all experienced a change in perspective and have shared their stories with us. Victoria Garrow, a senior at Elk Rapids 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