• ‘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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Innovative WASH Program in the Dominican Republic Reports Results

    Surge for Water partnered with Project Hearts in 2016 to run a multi-year Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Project in Baitoa, Dominican Republic. The aim of this project is to provide low-cost WASH infrastructure, training, and education to at-risk and under-served communities. In the first three quarters of the project, we have successfully reached more […]

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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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  • 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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