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Surge and ASSLHA Fight COVID-19 in Haiti

Haiti, often considered the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, recorded its first cases of COVID-19 on March 19. As of April 16, there have been 41 confirmed cases within the country’s [...]

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World Water Day: Water can help fight Climate Change

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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Surge & ANACAONA Partner to Empower People in Cité Soleil, Haiti

Laure Bottinelli, Executive Director at ANACAONA Community says that “working with Surge has shown me what a trustworthy, sustainable-driven and impactful organization looks like.” While ANACAONA [...]

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Clean Water Allows Student to Finish High School

For most of his life, Jacquet Duclair has suffered from stomach pains and diarrhea. His family didn’t have a water filter, and so they drank water from a local spring without purifying it. [...]

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Soap Sparks Jobs, Sanitation in Cayes-Jacmel, Haiti

For the 36,000 people living in Cayes-Jacmel, Haiti, there are little choices for jobs. The economy is based on subsistence farming, fishing, handicrafts, and tourism. Young boys in downtown [...]

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World Water Day 18 – Nature-Based Solutions Make an Impact

United Nations World Water Day highlights the importance of access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene. Celebrated annually on March 22, this year’s theme is “Nature for Water,” focusing on [...]

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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, [...]

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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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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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