Success Stories

“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

Nelson’s Story: An Investment That Changed His Life

By Eva Jiménez, PWW Honduras Volunteer In February of 2015, Pure Water for the World arrived in El Porvenir de Arenas Blancas, a rural Trojes community comprised of 43 family homes and one community school. Within these homes, at that time, lived 117 children and 106 adults.  When PWW begins work in a community not everyone Continue reading

Safe Water Equals Bright Future for These Children

Madame Liseman Darius (pictured left) lives in a rural community in Trianon, Haiti with her five children. For years, all five of her children, as well as her husband and herself, have experienced chronic intestinal distress, including severe diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration, and fevers, from the harmful pathogens present in their water source. Testing of their Continue reading

It’s Time for Sesame Street!

“The greatest global health challenge for children are diseases related to poor sanitation, water, and hygiene. The WASH UP! Initiative aims to reduce the number of children that are dying or suffering from preventable and treatable diseases by providing access to meaningful sanitation and hygiene education.” (Source: Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit education organization behind Sesame Continue reading

No More Giardia!

By  Eva Jiménez Coll, PWW Volunteer 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, Continue reading

Wise Beyond Her Years

By Dorvilier Vildens, PWW Haiti Office Nathanael Petit-Homme (pictured left) is only 9 years old. She lives in Fond Cheval, a small community outside of Mirebalais, Haiti. Her family is a PWW beneficiary, meaning they have already received hygiene training and are now safely drinking water from their clean water filter in their home. Nathanael lives with her 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

Out of the Shade: Celebrating Menstrual Health

Last month we shared the plans the PWW Honduras team had in place to celebrate International Menstrual Hygiene Day in May. The event, called Out of the Shade, was to be held at a local Trojes school. The goal was to gather girls and families together, bringing their old umbrellas to be used for handcrafting re-usable Continue reading