• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Six Days in Haiti

    My six days in Haiti by no means made me a “changed” person. It didn’t make me an expert on the problems the country faces. My trip also did not make me an authority on Haiti’s land — its wild terrain and beaches — and the beautiful people who inhabit it. My six days in […]

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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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