These Haitian siblings ― residents of Pierre Payen, Haiti ― are beaming with pride. They were the first. The first home in Friendship Village with no flying insects spreading dangerous diseases to their family. Also, the first residents in their village to live free from a latrine stench pervading their living quarters. The first family […]
Watch this video about Fred’s trip to Haiti and the installation of the first SATO in the Western Hemisphere.
Debra Judge Silber, of Fine Homebuilding Magazine, recently sat down with Fred Schilling for an insightful interview about his work and altruistic efforts. Fred is a VP of Plumbers Without Borders and has made a name for himself as not only a master plumber but also as caring individual who is not afraid to get […]
One day after working at the site of the KFDCO (Kidney Failure Dialysis Charity Clinic), presently under construction in Addis Ababa, I noticed a large sign displaying a plumbing product training session at the entrance to the Ghion Hotel where I was staying while working with the construction crew. I thought it would be interesting […]
Fred Schilling returns to an improving but still tenuous situation in island nation struggling to bounce back from natural disaster. As Haiti struggles to recover from the 2010 earthquake that killed more than 300,000 people and devastated much of the nation’s infrastructure, the effort continues to provide residents there with safe drinking water. Last May, […]
Returning from a life-changing journey to Ethiopia, along with a diverse team of volunteer doctors, and medical professionals from the Seattle Anesthesia Outreach (SAO), Fred Volkers and Domenico DiGregorio embarked on the initial phase of implementing several plumbing infrastructure improvements in local medical facilities. As we described in our last post, the unthinkable conditions at […]
Bienvenue! Fred Schilling comes through with the gift of Tools! Hands-on Instructions and the right tools.Thank you to all who helped make this possible. View highlights from the journey
It may not be the most glamorous job, but it’s certainly one of the most important: bringing in the water and moving out the waste. “Plumbers Without Borders” are bringing basic needs to people in need around the world and doing a dirty job for free.
Fred Schilling donates his time and considerable expertise to help Haitian people obtain safe, clean drinking water. In nearly four decades as a plumber, there isn’t much that Fred Schilling hasn’t seen. Since beginning his career with the U.S. military and becoming one of south Florida’s youngest-ever Certified Master Plumbers in 1976 with a perfect […]
Mike McCamon, CCO for Water.org, recently visited Haiti and saw something in Port au Prince that underlined why we do the work we do. “Short Stories” is a series of videos in which members of the Water.org team recount stories of their time in the field. Let us take you on a journey!