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


Pure Water for the World Acquires Safe Water Team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 3, 2017 Contact: Jamin Gelder Phone: 802-747-0778 Email: [email protected] Web: www.purewaterfortheworld.org ________________________________________ RUTLAND, VT – With a goal of expanding access to safe drinking water to underserved children and families in the developing world, Pure Water for the World, Inc. announces the acquisition of Michigan-based nonprofit, Safe Water Team. Safe Water Team (SWT) was Continue reading


Happy New Year From PWW

Thanks to your generosity in 2016, Pure Water for the World was able to do so much good…from launching our most complex, comprehensive safe water, sanitation and hygiene project yet, to meeting the most basic needs of families who survived the wrath of Hurricane Matthew. YOU are doing the extraordinary by helping to provide lasting health, hope and Continue reading


Meet our #GivingTuesday Matching Donor

Meet Bill Donberg, a committed PWW supporter. Bill is offering a $10,000 #GivingTuesday Matching Challenge Grant, doubling all donations made to PWW!  Accepting donations early…*CLICK HERE* TO DONATE NOW! Bill has extended his matching grant to include ALL donations made TODAY and TOMORROW, #GivingTuesday. To secure the full $10,000 match, please make your donation and then share this unique Continue reading


Pure Water for the World Receives Chick-fil-A Foundation’s True Inspiration Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Pure Water for the World Receives Chick-fil-A Foundation’s True Inspiration Award Rutland, VT – November 16, 2016. The Chick-fil-A Foundation recently held its annual True Inspiration Awards contest. This is the third year the Chick-fil-A Foundation has granted the True Inspiration Awards, which were created to honor the legacy of S. Truett Continue reading