Success Stories

Haitian Father Sees Improved Health and Financial Savings

Chinton Fede and his family live in Cité Soleil, Haiti. He and his wife, Monise Jean Avoir, have three children: Dalensky (age 7), Jeftep (age 5), and Tracy (age 3). The Fede family is a beneficiary of the safe water program PWW is currently implementing in their community. The PWW Haiti team recently sat down with Chinton Continue reading


Father Celebrates the Gifts of Safe Water

Carlos Arturo Caceres (pictured left) lives in Trojes, Honduras. He and his wife, Eucebia Flores Canales, are the proud parents of three children. His daughter, Evelin Yanela, is 16 years old. Carlos also has two sons, Carlos Osmani, age 12, and Darlin Fabricio, age 9 (both pictured). Carlos’ family used to drink contaminated water every single Continue reading


#NoMoreLimits: Menstrual Hygiene Day 2018

May 28th is the date chosen by the international community to celebrate a day devoted to menstrual hygiene. All over the world, more precisely in developing countries, women and girls (and men and boys) have never learned about the topic of menstruation. Women and girls, in these developing countries, often confront their periods with fear; it feels Continue reading


#NoMoreLimits: Thinking About Menstrual Hygiene Day

By Tiffany Saltis, PWW Intern Menstrual Hygiene Day is May 28th. What are you doing May 28th? Perhaps you will start that day with a shower. If you are a female and are menstruating, you may reach for a tampon, pad, or another feminine hygiene product. In the US, we have many options to choose Continue reading


Mother of Seven Celebrating Safe Water

Madam Casseus nee Nelson Mona (pictured) is a 39 year old mother who lives in Radio Commerce Village, a sub-community within Cité Soleil, Haiti. The PWW Haiti implementation team has been working in Radio Commerce Village, conducting hygiene training with families and installing bio-sand water filters in homes, including the home of Madam Nelson. Madam Continue reading


Life is Easier in Cabañas

Eva Jiménez, PWW-Honduras Intern, recently visited the home of Merlin Melisa Lopez. Merlin, age 30, lives in the community of Cabañas in Trojes, Honduras. She and her husband, Reino, have three children. Jerry Noel López is their oldest son, age 13. Edilia Giselle Castillo is their daughter, age 10. And their youngest son, age 6, is David Reinaldo Continue reading


Safe Storage Water in Rural Schools

By Eva Jiménez, PWW Honduras Intern Last July, when a research team from Water for ME, the University of Maine, and students from Bangor High School and Bowdoin College were in Trojes, a filter performance study was conducted in rural schools (see related blogs). During this study, the team tested 14 water storage containers in 12 schools. They noticed Continue reading


“Safe Water is Important for Life”

“Safe water is very important for life. The BioSand filters have come to benefit everyone in the community. And, personally, our family is saving money because we have better health, and we no longer have to buy water. From PWW, we have learned we should not throw our trash just anywhere, and we have learned Continue reading


PWW WASH Training Team Receives Official Certifications

Last month, the PWW WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) Training Team conducted an Introduction to Drinking Water Quality Testing Workshop. The workshop, developed by CAWST (Centre for Water and Sanitation Technology), was led by the PWW team under the direct supervision of Adele Woolsey, a CAWST Associate Education Program Developer. Adele has worked with the PWW Continue reading


A Review of 2017 and Looking Forward into 2018

Happy New Year! I write this letter filled with gratitude as I reflect on the significant impact Pure Water for the World has been able to have on the lives of thousands of vulnerable children and their families over the past 18 years. Our successes are only possible because of the profound dedication and generosity Continue reading