• Six Days in Haiti

    My six days in Haiti by no means made me a “changed” person. It didn’t make me an expert on the problems the country faces. My trip also did not make me an authority on Haiti’s land — its wild terrain and beaches — and the beautiful people who inhabit it. My six days in […]

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  • Safe Water Access Prevents Disease, Helps Families, in Uganda

    June 2016 marks one year of the partnership between Surge for Water and Prince of Peace for Orphans and Widows (POPOW). We are continuing to grow this partnership with numerous WASH trainings, the distribution of filters, and the rehabilitation of community wells and springs In Kaberamaido, Uganda, POPOW has had a presence on the ground […]

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  • 1 Year, 11 Daycares, 174 Homes = 1,380 People with Safe Water

    May 2016 marked one year of the partnership between Surge for Water and Biosand Philippines (BSF Philippines). Together, we are working on a phased project that will bring clean water and sanitation access to several thousand people throughout the Davao area. In Barangays Carmen, Cadalian and Tamayong in Davao City, the first three project phases […]

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  • WASH Days in the Dominican Republic

    Project Hearts is a community-based organization in Baitoa, Dominican Republic, which Surge has worked with since August 2014. Our joint project success includes the distribution of 48 water harvest tanks and 180 water purification filters that have helped more than 1,200 people gain access to clean water. This year, Surge is supporting Project Hearts on […]

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  • The Gift of a Soccer Ball

    In February, Surgers from Chicago and Dubai returned to Kaberamaido, Uganda, where we work closely with Prince of Peace for Orphans and Widows (POPOW) to bring clean water and sanitation access to people in need. At Surge, we often talk about how we believe in a holistic approach towards the wellbeing of our communities. Even […]

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  • Bella’s Surge School Club

    I am Bella, a 9th grader at Francis W. Parker School. In the Fall of 2015, I started a Club at my school called The Clean Water Club which is partnered with Surge. The purpose is to raise awareness and educate students about access to clean water and the sanitation crisis in our world. Water […]

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    Continuing to Work in Haiti: A New UV Filtration System

    Surge first started working in Haiti in response to the devastating 2010 earthquake where we provided 170 water filters that would go on to help 850 people. The work we started didn’t stop when the initial problems created by the earthquake had been solved. Instead, we continued our work in Haiti, partnering with organizations such […]

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  • Voices from Surge Volunteers in the Field

    Surge’s work extends far beyond the families we provide safe water access to. Last November, Neelam Patel, a new Surge volunteer, and Amal Isa, a long-time Surge volunteer, traveled to Kaberamaido, Uganda, with Shilpa Alva, Surge’s Executive Director. In less than two weeks, the team was able to visit and train more than 17 schools […]

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  • World Water Day Hero: “Surge provides real and practical solutions to the community.”

    March 22nd, World Water Day, is when several thousands of organizations and people around the world celebrate water. It’s an opportunity to learn more about water-related issues, to be inspired, and to inspire others to take action that makes a difference. Here at Surge, we are especially excited about this year’s theme of water and jobs. […]

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  • World Water Day Hero: Anel Adea, Project Hearts

    March 22nd, World Water Day, is when several thousands of organizations and people around the world celebrate water. It’s an opportunity to learn more about water-related issues, to be inspired, and to inspire others to take action that makes a difference. Here at Surge, we are especially excited about this year’s theme of water and jobs. […]

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