French Sailors Share Solidarity in Haiti…and Beyond

A group of three friends from Marseille, France…Albéric Tezenas, Gauthier Marre, and Antoine Goutay… brought their dream to life over this past year. Since high school, the friends shared a dream of traveling the world by boat. “When we were in high school, united by common convictions, we had a lot of dreams. Among them, which Continue reading


Rotary Club of Glens Falls’ History with PWW

Written by Ian Williams, Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Glens Falls, and PWW Volunteer. Shared with permission.   The President of the Rotary Club of Glens Falls for 2004-2005 year was Ray Agnew.  He attended the Rotary International Convention in Osaka, Japan that year and came back to the club excited about different opportunities for service Continue reading


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


#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


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


High School Students in Haiti Learn About Clean Water

During the week of April 16, the PWW WASH Training team (WASH = water, sanitation and hygiene) in Haiti provided educational training and support to high school students at the Union School in Haiti. The school is located in Juvénat, a suburb of Port-au-Prince. The Union School was initially established in 1919 for the children Continue reading


Paul Sofka…committed to change in Cité Soleil

Pure Water for the World board member, Paul Sofka, recently made a visit to Haiti, where he returned to the community he holds so dearly in his heart, Cité Soleil. While there, Paul was able to visit with many families for whom he has played a significant role in helping to bring safe drinking water. Continue reading


World Water Day 2018: The Answer is in Nature

World Water Day is held each year on March 22nd. Created in 1992 by the United Nations, this global day of awareness is celebrated to raise awareness of the issues surrounding water on our planet. The goal of World Water Day is to draw attention to the importance of water and to promote the sustainable management Continue reading


PWW Haiti Researches Disinfection Option: MadiDrop

The biosand water filter is a proven and highly effective clean water filter that works very well, particularly in the rural and underserved communities PWW serves, removing up to 99% of water-borne, disease-causing pathogens (read more about the filter here). However, recontamination of the stored water that has come out of the filter is possible. Continue reading