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Periods Don’t Pause for Pandemics: Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020

“[My self-confidence] has increased because I know that every girl has the power to do anything since I was told that women are also strong people in the community.” – Akamo Sandrah, age [...]

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357 Impacted in Baitoa, Dominican Republic

“My family has a water tank so we are mostly okay with water access but we have to pay 160 pesos a week…There’s been a drought for 7 months, so water does not come as often anymore. I can’t [...]

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EcoSan Toilets Transform Rural Lives

Imagine if you had the opportunity to use a toilet that didn’t need water to operate and could turn your waste into compost and organic fertilizer. While many people in developed countries might [...]

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A Man with a Calling

Surge for Water’s legacy in Haiti is stronger because of Dr. Pierre Erol Rene (Dr. Erol) of Cayes Jacmel and ASSHLA, an organization he founded formally in 2011, to support the holistic needs of [...]

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Long-term Partnership Breeds Employment Opportunities in Cayes-Jacmel, Haiti

In Cayes-Jacmel, Haiti, we have partnered with the Association Saint – Luc Haiti (ASSLHA) to produce soap. This allows the community to purchase locally made soap as well as providing jobs. [...]

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“I knew I needed to do something to regain perspective…”

I was only in the bank for 5 minutes and it was gone.  My favorite bike. The lock was clipped. I didn’t waste a moment, and headed to the Badlands of Philadelphia. I was going to steal [...]

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What Does Clean Water Have to Do with Women’s Rights?

“What does it look like to be a middle/high school girl in Kaberamaido, Uganda? Often times it looks NOTHING like this.” (Instagram @thisislindsay) View this post on Instagram What does it look [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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