After the recent Nepal earthquakes, Surge again partnered with Wine to Water (also our partner in the Dominican Republic) to distribute water purification filters, helping thousands of individuals access clean water. Recipients include schools, community centers, and groups of homes to ensure many can benefit from each filter.
In parts of India, women and children travel an average of 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) per day to collect water, hauling 20 kilograms (44 pounds) each trip. To ease this burden, Surge partners with Wello to provide the Water-Wheel, an innovative water-transport device.
Approximately 40 percent of Haitians lack access to clean water. Surge partners with FilterPure and Mabouya Dlo Pwop to provide locally produced ceramic water purification filters to families in Jacmel and Croix des Bouquet. This simple technology has reduced the devastating spread of cholera.
To alleviate child illnesses from unsafe water, Surge supports the construction of water harvest tanks and rope pumps on wells, as well as the distribution of water purification filters, with a particular focus on schools, which often serve as the water source for an entire community.