• 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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  • Biosand Filters “a Blessing” in Davao City, Philippines

    The area surrounding Davao City, Philippines contains many villages high in the mountains that are hard to reach. Those that are lucky to have piped water often have to use water that is brown and smells bad. Those that don’t have access to piped water often have to walk up and down the mountains to […]

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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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  • Dubai Students Support Good Hygiene for their Peers in Uganda

    We are four Year 9 students from Dubai International Academy. As part of our community project, we decided to investigate the topic of hygiene and children’s health in remote communities. When we first researched different organizations that we could partner up with, who focus on a similar concept as our topic, we came across Surge’s […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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