• 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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  • Clean Water and Sanitation: Helping All Children Get the Education They Deserve

    Surge for Water has partnered with Prince of Peace Orphans and Widows (POPOW) since June 2015. Our work has been centered in Kaberamaido, Uganda, a community of more than 230,000 people with 581 water sources. Community members often complain of stomach problems, illness, and a lack of safe, clean water as many of these water […]

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  • Transforming Schools One Latrine at a Time

    We understand that access to sanitation in schools is critical to the student’s experience and their chance for success. To this end, in 2016, we took on several school sanitation projects — the most recent being latrines for the students at Abata Primary School in Kaberamaido, Uganda. These latrines ensure that students are able to […]

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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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  • Uganda Field Update: Life-Saving Projects, Education Underway

    In Kaberamaido, Uganda, Surge has partnered with Prince of Peace for Orphans and Widows (POPOW) since June 2015 to provide ceramic filters to community members. This past November, we continued to grow this partnership with the rehabilitation of a borehole and two community wells, the launch our WASH training, and the distribution of more filters. […]

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  • In Uganda, Surge’s Work Helps Girls Stay in School

    In Uganda, 94 percent of girls in primary school experience problems with latrines during menstruation. Sixty-one percent of girls report staying home altogether because of the poor sanitation facilities, lack of privacy, and scarce water for washing. Poor washing facilities often lead to students missing school days because of illness, or worse, dropping out altogether. […]

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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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