Hand in Hand
We can Create a Happier World

Surge for Water invests in communities with safe water, sanitation, hygiene, and menstrual health solutions to help end the cycle of poverty.
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Community-Led Solutions

Our work makes transformational change across 4 key areas:

Safe Water

Water impacts all areas of life – education, health, income and overall well-being.

Sanitation

Proper sanitation facilities helps keep children in school.

Hygiene

Hand washing with water and soap saves lives.

Menstrual Health

Access to menstruation resources ensures that no woman or girl is limited by something as natural and normal as her period.

Why Us

Hand in hand with local communities, we’ve been impacting the global water crisis since 2008

  • Community Driven: People know what they need. We work with them to make it a reality.
  • Women Led, Women Centered: Women bear the heaviest burden of the water crisis, so we help them advocate for themselves.
  • Scaling Partnerships: We strengthen the capacity of our field partners so they can achieve their vision.
Get Involved
Uganda Water

Over 1 million people reached across 12 countries.

Our solutions lead to improvements in health, education, income, and a chance for a better future.

Our Impact

Countries we serve

Surge has a robust network of local partners who are dedicated to our joint mission.

Join us and help transform lives around the world

Every drop, no matter how small, makes a big impact.
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Our Causes

Through community-led solutions we achieve sustainable impact

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Help Educate Students

Help teach  25 children how to make soap or reusable pads

25+
People Helped
$100
Donation
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Provide Filters to Families

Provide water filters for 20 families in Indonesia

100+
People Helped
$500
Donation
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Fund a Hygiene Promoter

Fund the partial annual salary of a trainer who will deliver our signature hygiene and menstrual health education program in schools

500+
People Helped
$1,000
Donation
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Fix A Well

Fix a Well

Help give an old, broken well a new life and provide an entire community with safe water access

700+
People Helped
$3,000
Donation
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Build a Latrine at a School

Access to proper sanitation and hygiene in schools increases students’ attendance, performance and health!

300+
People Helped
$7,000
Donation
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Drill a Well

Drill a well in Uganda and provide an entire community with safe water access

700+
People Helped
$10,000
Donation
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When Surge constructed the well for us, it made our lives easier! It gives me more time to look after my family and to work on the farm. Safe water makes us happy!

Acen Catherine

We used to drink unsafe water and not have a proper toilet. I’m so happy with our new biosand water filter and ecosan toilet. I know that our lives will improve – and that I can keep my family healthy. With the toilet, we can even get more food from our farm.

Sulotan Salod
Marie Lorgenie Bazil

Water is a big issue here! We struggled with not having enough water to cook, clean, drink, or wash clothes. Many times we went to sleep thirsty. It made me worried because we need water for everything. The day we had water, it saved us. It is very useful, very, very, very useful, to have a cistern.

Marie Lorgenie Bazil
A Joyous Young Girl Fetches Water Okile Obulubulu Primary School Water Source Rehabilitation Completed

With our school borehole now rehabilitated and fully functional, our dreams can turn into reality. Moving forward, no more wasting lesson time in search of water at the lake. We shall now have ample time to catch up on what we missed at school.

Apio Martha

Testimonials

Stories that Connect Us

Every story of change inspires us. It reminds us that no matter our background, we’re all connected by a shared humanity – we’re mothers, fathers, daughters & sons – and we all need access to life’s basic needs to survive and thrive. Each person and community featured has owned their transformation and they continue to motivate us to work hand in hand with them to help create a happier world!
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Our Work

Latest updates on our global work

Our Partners

Sponsors play a critical role in making our global work possible. Together, we are making a difference.

Events

Join an upcoming event to learn about our work and make a difference

Surge Vintage Circus Gala
Moonlight Studios, Chicago, Illinois -- Saturday, September 24, 2022, 6:30 PM

Surge’s Annual Gala: Vintage Circus

THE GREATEST SHOW FOR THE GREATEST CAUSE

BE AWED BY JUGGLERS, STILT WALKERS, CYR WHEELS & CARICATURE ARTISTS!
PREDICT YOUR FUTURE WITH TAROT CARDS…
ENJOY YOUR FAVORITE CASINO GAMES…
AND DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY!

Satiate your taste buds with Chef’s Tables and An Open Bar

Design Dine Make Difference Event
The Address – Dubai Marina, Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 7PM Dubai

Design, Dine, make a Difference

An inspirational gala featuring Surge’s global work, GAIA themed creations and the Sustainability Design Awards.