Category Archives: Inspiring

SaTo Toilet Pan Brings Safe Sanitation to Rural Haiti

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 […]

Fine Homebuilding Magazine Spotlights Fred Schilling

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 […]

Helping build a new dialysis facility in Ethiopia

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 […]

Revisiting Haiti: Official IAPMO’s Magazine Article

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, […]

Seattle to Ethiopia…and back!

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 […]

Local Plumbers with a global impact

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.

Hands-On Help for Haiti

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 […]

Haitian Water Collection – Short Stories

Mike McCamon, CCO for, 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 team recount stories of their time in the field. Let us take you on a journey!

Fred C. Schilling Jr. headed for Haiti

We want to share with you that one of our members, Fred C. Schilling, a Certified Master Plumber, Backflow Tester and Backflow Repair technician in Florida, is headed to Haiti next week May 9th, 2012, to work with Water for Humans ( on a water-purification system. Our hats off to Fred, as well as our […]