Upcoming Haiti Outreach Events
Saturday, September 12 in Chicago – 8:00 pm – Fundraising boat cruise on Lake Michigan with CHAI (Concerned Haitian American of Illinois) and Haiti Outreach Chicagoland. Learn more and reserve your seat today!
Saturday, October 3 in Minnesota – 5:30-9:30 pm – Annual Fall Gala at the Sheraton Minneapolis West Hotel (at Ridgedale) in Minnetonka, MN. Save the Date!
Consider Adopting-a-Well in Haiti!
Haiti Outreach has a unique program that should interest many individuals, churches, and schools, along with Rotary Clubs and other civic groups and foundations: The Adopt-a-Well Program!
In this program, an individual or group sponsor would raise the $15,000 needed for a specific community managed well in rural Haiti. Each community has a name, population, and its own story about where and how far people have to go to get contaminated water that they bring home daily for their families to use, just to survive. You could select the community and raise the money; we would provide the community training to maintain the well and drill it. And you could even visit it or attend the well inauguration!
2014 was a record breaking year with 55 community managed wells created in one year by Haiti Outreach and the volunteer water management committees in rural communities in Haiti! And our Haiti Outreach team in Pignon set an even higher goal for 2015 of 70 community managed wells!
These are ALL community managed wells in rural Haiti that include:
- Local volunteers elected and formed into a community water management committee
- Trainings to create a system that will sustain the well for as many as 20 years
- Well drilled and completed by out Haiti Outreach team
- Sanitation and hygiene education
- 2 years of monthly inspections
Help us meet our 2015 goal for community wells! Just click on the donation button on the right. Make a difference for years to come! Donate in honor of your loved ones, give us the address, and we will send them a special note about your donation in their honor.
Haiti Outreach – Developing Community Clean Water Systems
“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 clean water for granted. It’s hard to imagine our lives without it. But five million Haitians—half the population—face this situation every day!
Haiti Outreach is committed to the vision of Haiti as developed country and devoted to helping rural Haitians have sustainable, community-managed water and sanitation facilities in their communities.
Haiti Outreach is not an ordinary charitable organization. What sets us apart is that we recognize that, for any development work to be sustainable, 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 a developed nation—building and maintaining community-initiated projects that advance their development.