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


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


“My Global Perspective Matured Drastically”

Change-Maker: Carsten Pran, PWW Volunteer and Fundraiser In June, 17 students and adults joined our PWW-Honduras team for a week of service. The team of volunteers spent five days installing water filters and piping, building latrines, administering anti-parasite medication, and interacting with Honduran children and families. Sixteen-year old Carsten Pran, a high school student from California, shares Continue reading


A Friendship Story That Started With a PWW Trip!

Sunday, August 7th, was International Friendship Day. We wanted to share the story of two couples, who developed a strong friendship all because of a PWW trip to Honduras. Here is their story as told by the the Johnsons & the Sabens. As avid Rotarians in Yarmouth MA, we (Jim and Tammy) wanted to do Continue reading


Following Our Hearts to Haiti

 By Paul Sofka, PWW Board Member Following the devastating 2010 earthquake, my son, Paul Sofka Jr., was invited to go to Haiti to provide meals for American workers who were supporting relief efforts for Haitians. Paul is a professional chef. He asked me to join him for 18 days, and I accepted his invitation. During our time there, we Continue reading