• World Water Day 18 – Nature-Based Solutions Make an Impact

    United Nations World Water Day highlights the importance of access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene. Celebrated annually on March 22, this year’s theme is “Nature for Water,” focusing on solutions related to nature to help solve the water challenges we face today. While many nature-based solutions are focused on replenishing forests, reconnecting rivers and […]

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  • The “Philly Special” Touches Down in Uganda

    7, 153 miles away from Philadelphia, in Kaberamaido, Uganda, the “Philly Special” has reached the lives of 906 people. After Philadelphia’s Super Bowl LII victory, a water well in Asal Village in Uganda was sponsored by an Eagles fan to honor the infamous trick play that propelled the team to victory. The “Philly Special” has […]

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  • Run and Sweat for Surge

    Winning the title of Master Craftsman at Surge’s annual sustainability challenge Design, Dine and make a Difference prompted Wilson Associates to do more to change our world for the better. This year, they are leading an effort called “Run and Sweat for Surge” at the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, with over 100 runners raising awareness […]

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  • A Big Problem with a Simple Solution: Soap

    “If soap was used for every hand washing, deaths due to waterborne diseases could be reduced by 50%.” So says the  ANACAONA Community, the first soap recycling initiative in Haiti. Every year, approximately 1.8 million children die worldwide from diarrheal disease and pneumonia, spread partly by germs from unwashed hands. Since 2010, in Haiti alone, 740,000 […]

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  • ‘Our Dignity as Girls Has Been Restored’: Katwe Village, Uganda

    The children of Katwe Village, Uganda, want to be educated. But before 2005, they were travelling up to 10 kilometers to attend school at a neighboring village. Seeing the overwhelming need for a primary school, a local church founded Rwabarata Primary School. While the children were able to now be educated, they still lacked the […]

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  • Distributing Soap and Filters in Cayes-Jacmel

    Surge’s model involves forming strong partnerships with the communities we work in. We believe that in order to make a significant, transformational difference, we have to gain deep insight to the inner workings of each community. This allows us to understand the issues more clearly and work with community members on finding the right sustainable […]

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  • Water Taps with No Water — Until Surge & Project Hearts

    Imagine waking up in the morning, turning on the tap so you can start cooking breakfast for your family, and … there’s no water. You paid the water bills, but the water company doesn’t have enough water to supply your house with the water you need. In Mocan Campana, Baitoa, Dominican Republic, this is often […]

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  • “Thank You for Loving Us” – Kaberamaido, Uganda

    In Kaberamaido, Uganda, Aguroi Village has faced a major challenge of lack of access to clean and safe water. The village would have to fetch water from unprotected springs that were shared with animals and that contained mud, animal dung, and garbage. Collecting and using water from contaminated sites led to outbreaks of waterborne diseases […]

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  • Mayur & Tanvi’s Wedding Gifts Clean Water to 3,200 People

    In Acan Pii, Uganda — a place that literally means “water problem” — the majority of wells that the 14,000 residents rely on don’t function. During the original installation of these wells, low-quality materials were used, thus requiring constant repairs, and eventually becoming just too expensive to fix. Once the wells stopped functioning, community members […]

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  • Menstrual Hygiene Education: A Crucial Tool to Keep Girls in School

    “When my sister had her first period, she had stomach pain, fatigue, and a headache. She kept complaining that she was sick, but we did not take her to get treated because the sickness did not seem severe. One afternoon she was laying down because of the stomach pain and noticed she was bleeding. She […]

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