Over 11,000 Reached: A Snapshot of Fiscal Year 2017

August 16, 2017 You made our year! We have closed the books on our 2017 fiscal year and are excited to share the impact. Thanks to you, more than 11,000 people now have the essential tools and education to experience life with improved health and wellbeing. We remain steadfast in our mission to improve the health and livelihood of Continue reading


No More Giardia!

  Antonio Ezequiel Mejia Licona (pictured), called “Tony” by his family, is a 4-year-old boy living in El Boquerón, a small community within the Trojes municipality of southern Honduras. It takes us two hours by truck and another 15 minutes of walking to get to this community from our office in downtown Trojes city. Tony lives with his mother, father and three older siblings Continue reading


Selfless Fathers Commit To Support Lasting, Community-Wide Health

Last month, people across the globe celebrated Father’s Day, a day that honors the contributions fathers make to support the lives of their children. Today, we want to highlight four fathers we have had the honor of working with in Trojes, Honduras.These fathers are committed to not only taking care of their own children’s health but are also doing 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


Menstrual Hygiene Day 2017: Education Changes Everything

May 28th is Menstrual Hygiene Day. This internationally recognized day “raises awareness of the challenges women and girls worldwide face due to their menstruation and highlights solutions that address these challenges.” (source) This year’s theme is “education,” something all of us at Pure Water for the World take very seriously. Our WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) Continue reading


Mother’s Day: It’s More Than Simple Appreciation

By Rachel Peck, Volunteer Mother’s Day…a day when we buy flowers, candy, or maybe treat mom to a special breakfast in bed. Seemingly one of the simpler holidays we celebrate, however, the origins of this special day were far less consumer-based. Mother’s Day began, not just to show appreciation for our mothers and for the tremendous sacrifices Continue reading


How Does a Biosand Filter Work?

(updated from a 2013 blog) While there are a number of water purification technologies in use all over the world, the technology most often implemented by Pure Water for the World is the Hydraid® BioSand filter. The Hydraid® BioSand filter is intended for point-of-use water filtration and can provide clean water for a family of eight Continue reading


Half full or half empty glass of water?

By María Regina Inestroza, Honduras Country Director Is the glass of water half full or half empty? This is a question that may sound familiar from a philosophy class, as it relates to the attitude toward the situations you could possibly encounter and the ambiguous ways you can approach and respond to them. Belky Vanessa Continue reading


Hurricane Mathew Response Update

By Mario André, Country Director, Haiti March 14, 2017 – Emergency Relief Response Update, Les Cayes, Haiti When Hurricane Mathew struck Haiti on October 3, 2016, the country was fearful of reliving the challenges and chaos that resulted from the 2010 earthquake. However, the international community and the Haitian Government were quick and efficient with their responses. Pure Water Continue reading


Have Water and A Toilet Ever Changed Your Life?

By Maria Inestroza, Country Director, PWW Honduras Water and toilets have certainly changed the lives of the 557 people (285 men and 292 women) that live in the rural, dispersed communities of El Bosque, El Boquerón and Quebrada de Oro, in the Municipality of Trojes, Honduras. (learn more about the BBQ Project) Honduras agencies and authorities Continue reading