THANK YOU! Haiti Outreach Annual Fall Gala
To everyone who joined us on Saturday, October 4th, or who donated and could not attend, a big THANK YOU! It was a great time that everyone enjoyed a lot! Our audience was very supportive and generous. We funded more community managed wells, while enjoying some fun auctions and great food. We look forward to seeing you all next year – our 18th! Here are just a few photos from that night. More photos can be seen here on our Videos/Photos Tab.
Breakthrough 100 Community Well Campaign Underway
In Northeast Department of Haiti in Collaboration with the National Government
In March of 2014, the division of the national government of Haiti responsible for potable water and sanitation throughout the country, DINEPA, agreed to join Haiti Outreach in a breakthrough 100 Community Well Project in the Northeast Department of Haiti. This is a $2.3 million project that will take 2 – 3 years to accomplish. It is the first time that the government has agreed to have Haiti Outreach train their staff in how we do our community development work. This a real breakthrough in having the work of Haiti Outreach, in keeping with our vision, be sustained by not only the local communities, but supported and reinforced by the national government of Haiti. Click Here to read about the details of this new, exciting project that is a result of our many years of work in Haiti.
As great as this new collaboration is, we must still raise 100% of all the funds needed to make this project a reality. Please consider a generous donation and enrolling your church, civic group, school, family and friends in bringing community managed wells and sanitation education to thousands of people in rural Haiti, literally saving lives with clean water. Call us today with fundraising suggestions you have, or put us in touch with foundations you know that would support this pioneering work in one of the poorest countries in the world!
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Would You, Your School, Church or Organization Be Interested in Saving Lives? - - Consider Adopting-a-Well in Haiti!
Haiti Outreach has a new 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!
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!
Celebrating its seventeenth anniversary this year, 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.