Bowdoin Student Shares Summer Internship Working with PWW and Water

Cordelia Stewart, a student at Bowdoin College in Maine, spent her summer studying and researching water with PWW teams in Haiti and Honduras. Through a series of blogs, Cordelia shares her internship experiences, her learnings and her commitment to helping the families and communities PWW serves. Blog 1: Summer is “Water Time” Blog 2: Learning Through Abstracts, Continue reading


Emergency Response WASH Workshops This Week

Haiti is not new to dealing with the aftermath that comes when natural disasters strike. In less than 20 years, Haiti has experienced a massive earthquake and many major hurricanes, including last week’s Hurricane Irma, which have destroyed homes, wrecked livelihoods, and taken lives. Last October, following Hurricane Matthew (and in anticipation of future natural disasters that will not only impact Haiti 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


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


Reinventing the Sidewalk in Haiti

“Have you ever walked in Port-Au-Prince under the rain? How was the experience? It is wet, right?” asked Marion Nonglaton, Pure Water for the World’s Interim Country Director in Haiti, when she stood to address a crowd of young architects and urban designers at the “Reinventing the Sidewalk” event held in Port-au-Prince in May. The “Reinventing the Sidewalk” workshop event was Continue reading


Sharing Options for Haiti’s Sanitation Needs

By Dorvilier Vildens, PWW Haiti Office Pure Water for the World’s Haiti office recently hosted a workshop on sanitation, with a special focus on Latrine Design and Construction. Emilie Sanmartin and Romain Villiers conducted the training. Emilie has been an International Technical Adviser at the Center for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technologies (CAWST) since 2010. 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