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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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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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In Uganda, Surge’s Work Helps Girls Stay in School

In Uganda, 94 percent of girls in primary school experience problems with latrines during menstruation. Sixty-one percent of girls report staying home altogether because of the poor sanitation [...]

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Cambodia Field Update: 4,700 People Now Have Clean Water

In 2006, only 65 percent of the Cambodian population had access to an improved source of drinking water, and only 28 percent of the population had access to improved sanitation. Surge has been [...]

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Surge and PCWS: Philippines Field Update

In May 2015, Surge partnered with the Philippine Center for Water and Sanitation (PCWS) to provide water harvest tanks, biosand filters, biogas digesters, and wastewater treatment solutions to [...]

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Kili Climb Kickstarts Uganda Project; 1,600 Will Have Water Access

In February 2015, Surgers Melina Faria and Shilpa Alva summited Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds and awareness for water projects in East Africa. They successfully raised US $5,895 – one dollar for [...]

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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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