In 2015, through a chance meeting with fellow film maker Justin Arana at the Hollywood Film Festival, the stars aligned and Pauline found herself on a new journey. One that she had always dreamed of.
In July 2015 (after crowdfunding her trip and expenses) Pauline embarked on a journey as a volunteer to one of the most remote parts of Mozambique, Africa for 4 months as part of non-profit organization Water Underground's first pilot clean water projects. She was in charge of developing the Hygiene and Sanitation education program, as well as designing and constructing the school sanitation centers, whilst working closely with the women and girls in the communities on key topics of menstrual hygiene, mother/baby nutrition and women's empowerment.
Pauline was appointed Co-Director of Water Underground in January 2016, and held this position until 2018.
In 2019, Pauline teamed up with Liberian-American Saran Kaba Jones (founder of clean water organization - FACE Africa). She became the Program Manager and WASH (Water and Sanitation, Hygiene) Field Director of FACE Africa and continues her charitable efforts in Kenya and Liberia with FACE Africa today.
Over the past 5 years Pauline has spent 3-5 months every year dedicating her time in clean water and sanitation initiatives in the most remote regions of Sub-Saharan Africa. This part of the world holds a very special place in her heart and her next trip for new water projects is set to be likely early 2020.
Pauline and the local kids in Kichakamkwaju Community, Kwale County, Kenya.