• 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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  • World Water Day Hero: “Without good water, there is no life.”

    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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  • Cambodia Field Update: 4,700 People Now Have Clean Water

    In 2006, only 65 percent of the Cambodian population had access to an improved source of drinking water, and only 28 percent of the population had access to improved sanitation. Surge has been working in Cambodia since December 2011 with Resource Development International-Cambodia (RDI) to help more people gain access to clean water and improved […]

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  • Biosand Philippines and Surge Create “Clean Water for Life”

    More than 54 million Filipinos need access to safe, clean, potable water. Our partnership which started in May 2015, with Biosand Philippines is helping to reduce this number to zero. We are currently working in the villages of Carmen and Cadalian in Mindanao, Philippines, to help distribute biosand water filters to eligible families. The first […]

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  • Uganda Filters Update: Testimonial from the Field

    In the community of Kaberamaido, Uganda, Surge has partnered with local Ugandan organization Prince of Peace for Orphans and Widows (POPOW) to provide long-lasting, sustainable, locally sourced solutions. Ceramic filters, manufactured by Spouts of Water, were distributed to 160 families. We recently received a testimonial from Florence Ringe, Project Director at POPOW, highlighting the importance […]

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  • Kili Climb Kickstarts Uganda Project; 1,600 Will Have Water Access

    In February 2015, Surgers Melina Faria and Shilpa Alva summited Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds and awareness for water projects in East Africa. They successfully raised US $5,895 – one dollar for every meter climbed. This campaign kickstarted Surge’s vision to summit a much higher mountain – ending the water and sanitation crisis in East […]

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  • Nepal Field Update: 7,200 People Now Have Access to Safe Water

    A few weeks ago, we announced a new partnership with Wine to Water in order to provide safe water access to Nepal’s earthquake victims. Our goals are both immediate relief and longterm, sustainable solutions. Already, the results have been powerful: We originally expected to reach approximately 1,660 beneficiaries, but due to strategic positioning of the […]

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