Pure Water for The World, Inc.
Rating: 5 stars 26 reviews
Location: P. O. Box 55 Rutland VT 05702 USA
Results: Pure Water works in rural and underserved communities in Haiti and Honduras by providing safe drinking water, hygiene education and sanitation to families. Our complete WASH projects include the installation of point of use water systems in homes and schools, the building of latrines and sanitation and hygiene education. Community workshops and training programs are also a major part of our projects as they increase the sustainability of our work and engage and empower the communities where we are working. In 2013, Pure Water worked in 191 schools and 1, 758 homes in both Haiti and Honduras. This means that 52,729 individuals are now living happier, healthier lives with clean water and improved sanitation and hygiene.
Target demographics: children and their families living in poor, rural areas of Central America and the Caribbean
Direct beneficiaries per year: 191 schools, 1,758 homes, and 52, 729 beneficiaries
Geographic areas served: Haiti and Honduras
Programs: clean, safe drinking water, hygiene education and sanitation.
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About 7 years ago, I was first exposed to Pure Water for the World (aka "PW"), while in Haiti. I was impressed about their organization, and "tucked away" the info. received for future reference. In late 2011, I was given the opportunity to develop a service project for my local Rotary club. However, we needed a "host" club (in Haiti), and was having difficulty in linking up with one that was responsive. The director at the Port-au-Prince office located a cooperating Rotary club, and literally drove to visit with this club on several occasions. Because of this, we could proceed with a rather extensive project, encompassing 76 schools, 324 water filters, encompassing ~20,000 beneficiaries (primarily children). If it weren't for PW being so passionate, professional, and the willingness to figuratively and literally go the extra mile, this project would not have happened. They must know that their efforts have kept many school children in school and, no doubt, have SAVED LIVES in the process! I now consider the people of PW my personal friends, and sincerely hope that we can collaborate on a similar project again in the not-too-distant future. PW is truly a wonderful organization that and, in my experience, embodies the Rotary "Service about Self" mindset. They have and will continue to make a difference in the lives of many people when and wherever they are! Thank you, Pure Water for the World, for what you do, and who you are!!!