The Issue

In the Philippines, more than nine million people lack access to safe water, and 19 million people lack access to adequate sanitation.

Most of the people in the communities we serve drink contaminated spring water, or spend a significant amount of their monthly income on purchasing bottled water a luxury only a few can afford. Many of the remote homes lack proper sanitation facilities, limiting their ability to practice good hygiene.

Our Impact


Our work is focused in the remote mountain communities of Davao in the Mindanao province, where we work closely with our implementing partner Clean Water Philippines.

Together, we provide families in need with: safe water access via biosand filters, hygiene training via our signature WASH education programs, and sanitation via ecosan toilets. Our solutions create local jobs and provide an improved, healthier life for hundreds of families. The families who previously purchased bottled water can now direct their savings to other essential household needs such as food, books and farming supplies.

a process of success

Surge delivers customized education programs in support of sustainable change.

fixing a water source

Before

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Before

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Before

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making a local difference

Surge inspires communities to take local action that has far reaching global impact.

“Now that we have a water filter for my family of 11, we don’t get sick. We no longer have to buy medicine and bottled water. We can now purchase additional food supply for my mini store. It has really changed our lives””

– Mary Grace Miraflores
Barangay Cadalian, Philippines

our partners in action

Surge inspires communities to take local action that has far reaching global impact.

“Overall, our partnership with Surge is great — we are lie one family! I love hearing the testimonials and seeing the faces of the families who are really grateful to have their own water filters. They are now sure that the water they are consuming is really clean and safe, unlike before.”

 

– Camille Tahura
Executive Director, Philippines

philippines field partners

Surge’s sponsors play a critical role in supporting fundraising efforts, education initiatives, and field projects.

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