• Surge Goes Pink to Stop Menstrual Hygiene Stigma

    Working with our field partner Prince of Peace for Orphans and Widows (POPOW) in Uganda, we have seen firsthand how women and girls can be affected by their menstrual cycles. They often lack access to menstrual hygiene products, toilets, water, and soap, which leaves them unaware of the proper way to care for their bodies. […]

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  • World Water Day 18 – Nature-Based Solutions Make an Impact

    United Nations World Water Day highlights the importance of access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene. Celebrated annually on March 22, this year’s theme is “Nature for Water,” focusing on solutions related to nature to help solve the water challenges we face today. While many nature-based solutions are focused on replenishing forests, reconnecting rivers and […]

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  • The “Philly Special” Touches Down in Uganda

    7, 153 miles away from Philadelphia, in Kaberamaido, Uganda, the “Philly Special” has reached the lives of 906 people. After Philadelphia’s Super Bowl LII victory, a water well in Asal Village in Uganda was sponsored by an Eagles fan to honor the infamous trick play that propelled the team to victory. The “Philly Special” has […]

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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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  • “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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  • Mayur & Tanvi’s Wedding Gifts Clean Water to 3,200 People

    In Acan Pii, Uganda — a place that literally means “water problem” — the majority of wells that the 14,000 residents rely on don’t function. During the original installation of these wells, low-quality materials were used, thus requiring constant repairs, and eventually becoming just too expensive to fix. Once the wells stopped functioning, community members […]

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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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  • 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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