• Surge and Project Hearts Partner to Hire WASH Assistant

    Since 1995, Project Hearts has helped the people in Baitoa, Dominican Republic by building homes, improving employment opportunities, and distributing food, medicine, and vitamins. Project Hearts also focuses on providing access to clean water and adequate sanitation. Surge partners with Project Hearts to deliver water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) trainings, as well as install water […]

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  • Soap Sparks Jobs, Sanitation in Cayes-Jacmel, Haiti

    For the 36,000 people living in Cayes-Jacmel, Haiti, there are little choices for jobs. The economy is based on subsistence farming, fishing, handicrafts, and tourism. Young boys in downtown Cayes-Jacmel may choose to drive motorcycle taxis, but there are few other options for them. For these reasons, many young people in Cayes-Jacmel, and across Haiti, […]

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  • Philippines Impact Travel: Life-Changing for Participants, Local Partners

    This past month, 12 Surge volunteers, including our Executive Director and Director of Education Programs Middle East, travelled to Davao, Philippines, for one week to help deliver live-sustaining water and sanitation solutions to the people living there. While the week was full of education about Surge’s work there, the participants also had a lot of […]

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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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  • 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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  • Philippines Testimonials: Biosand Filters Save Money, Reduce Illnesses

    Biosand Philippines (BSF) works hard to ensure that people throughout the Philippines have access to clean, safe drinking water. We have partnered with them since 2015, working together to identify communities which need water filters and providing trainings on safe water and hygiene. To date, we have provided 5,173 people with 495 filters! This work […]

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  • 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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