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180 People Impacted in Philippines with Help of Soroptomists

“For me, it’s really good. [We don’t] have to buy commercialized water, even [when] preparing milk for the infant. Before [the biosand filter] we experienced stomachaches, especially the kids.” [...]

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World Water Day 2019: Water Filters Prevent Illness in the Philippines

March 22nd, World Water Day, is when several thousands of organizations and people around the world celebrate water. It’s an opportunity to learn more about water-related issues, to be inspired, [...]

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Filters in the Philippines Relieve Stress for Families

Last year, at the age of 5, Jemamae Tabura was hospitalized due to diarrhea. For three days, she recovered in the hospital, missing school, because of a water-borne disease she contracted from an [...]

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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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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Surge Visits the Philippines: Field Updates from Davao

Written by volunteer Phil McCarter After we left Manila (read all about it here), our next stop was Davao, a stunning part of the country located in the southern province of Mindanao. Its lush, [...]

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