Pure Water for the World’s mission is to improve lives by empowering people with access to life’s most basic necessities…safe water and sanitation. PWW does this by partnering with underserved communities, in Central America and the Caribbean, providing the tools and education to establish sustainable safe water, hygiene and sanitation programs.
Pure Water for the World was originally started in 1994 as a project of the Rotary Club of Brattleboro, Vermont. Inspired by a Rotarian, who had traveled to El Salvador to provide dental services, the project was established to bring potable water to villagers. The success of the movement outgrew the Rotary Club’s capacity, and, in 1999, Pure Water for the World, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, was born.
Today, Pure Water for the World is based in Rutland, VT with offices in Tegucigalpa and Trojes, Honduras, and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. PWW has partnered with over 200 communities, reaching more than 750,000 people in Haiti and Central America with life-changing, sustainable safe water, hygiene and sanitation solutions.
Under-developed communities are faced with different water and sanitation challenges. That's why Pure Water for the World partners with communities to work together to develop customized, sustainable solutions that meet their needs and eliminate waterborne illnesses.