At World Water Relief our mission is to provide safe, filtered water and WASH (water, sanitation & hygiene) education to the students and communities at each of our project schools in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
World Water Relief serves the southwestern region of the Dominican Republic, near the city of Barahona, and the central and southern areas of Haiti. These areas are often overlooked or ignored by governments due to their distance from major cities or marginalized because of their demographics.
We focus on children, since they are especially vulnerable to the impacts of poor sanitation, water and hygiene. When they are unhealthy, they often miss school, fall behind, and lack a proper education.
Not only do we raise the money for our projects, but do the installation, weekly maintenance and repairs ourselves, using our local native staff along with our leadership team.
In November 2013, WWR hosted the CBS Evening News team as they reported on student ambassador Samuel Marseille’s efforts to spread the word of clean water and hygiene to his peers in the schools of Mirebalais. Read about Samuel’s incredible journey here!Read More >
Atlanta independent filmmaker David Bruckner generously used his considerable talent to tell the story of our work in Haiti in 2010. Our Haitian team has been working hard to make life better in their country through the provision of potable water in schools. Watch this panoramic documentary to learn more about WWR’s work in schools!
The video above is an inspiring story of how a group of committed individuals in Georgia came together to bring clean water to those in need. The trip to Haiti took place in January 2014 and was the start of a community-wide initiative to support WWR. The story shows just how one small community can change the world.