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


PWW Team Shares

Community. Education. Trust. Commitment. Integration. These are Pure Water for the World’s core values. They provide the fundamental foundation from which we work. Our teams have been putting these values into action, sharing our gained knowledge, understanding, and expertise with others with a goal of expanding greater awareness and understanding of the vital importance of safe water, sanitation and hygiene 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


“Interview With Erica Gwynn- Begin With the End in Mind ” by Carolyn Meub Via WASRAG News

We are featuring news stories from leading WASH experts and organizations on Water-Blogged. Today’s feature is written by our very own Carolyn Crowley Meub, sharing her interview with Erica Gwynn- ” Begin With the End in Mind” – courtesy of Rotary’s WASRAG, Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group. Begin with the End in Mind – How to Write a Successful Global Grant By Carolyn Crowley Meub (Carolyn is Continue reading


International Women’s Day- A Day to be Bold!

By Rachel Peck, Volunteer March 8th is International Women’s Day (IWD); a day committed to empowering women and girls to achieve their goals, to raise awareness about the need for a more gender-balanced leadership system and equal pay. This year’s theme is “Be Bold For Change” and IWD is asking both men and women to Continue reading