• SBB Research Group + Surge Team-up to Bring Water to Rural Uganda

    The Abola community in Uganda is one of the hardest to reach for our partners at Prince of Peace for Orphans and Widows (POPOW). During the rainy season, the roads are so bad that it is very hard to travel from Kaberamaido (where POPOW is headquartered) to Abola. In the community, there is a lack […]

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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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  • 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: Camille Tahura, Biosand Philippines

    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 […]

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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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  • 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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    Surge and PCWS: Philippines Field Update

    In May 2015, Surge partnered with the Philippine Center for Water and Sanitation (PCWS) to provide water harvest tanks, biosand filters, biogas digesters, and wastewater treatment solutions to the community of Taguig in metro Manila. Surge and PCWS have the same objective: to provide access to water and sanitation methods to communities that empower local […]

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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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  • Surge Visits Cambodia: Update on Partnership with RDI

    Written by Surge volunteer Phil McCarter. Read his first three field updates from the Philippines here, here and here. After the Philippines, [Surge co-founder and executive director] Shilpa and I continued on to my final stop of the trip, Cambodia. I think it is definitely safe to say that this country was not what I had expected at […]

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