In just one day, 200 million work hours are logged by women and girls collecting water. The lost productivity is greater than the combined number of hours in a week by employees at Walmart, UPS, McDonald’s, IBM, Target and Kroger.
Most of us take water for granted. It’s hard to imagine our lives without it. Five million Haitians—half the population—face this situation daily.
Celebrating its fifteenth anniversary this year, Haiti Outreach is devoted to helping rural Haitians have sustainable, community-managed water and sanitation facilities in their communities.
Haiti Outreach is not a charity organization. What sets it apart is that it recognizes the fact that the solution must come from the people. Community participation and responsibility are integral and required throughout the entire life of any project. Haiti Outreach is dedicated to helping Haiti become independent—building and maintaining community-initiated projects that advance their development.