Upcoming Opportunities to Make a Difference in Haiti:
World Water Day – March 22, 2014
In the days leading up to WWD 2014, we will be sharing about the importance of clean and available water to all humanity. It is something we in the U.S. and other developed countries take for granted. Yet today, about 750 million people world-wide, 5 million in Haiti, do not have that life-giving experience. They often must drink contaminated water, and walk a long way every day just go get a few gallons of it, just to survive. It is time to change this in a sustainable way.
We are dedicating our efforts to raising the $15,000 needed to create a community managed clean water well, working with the people of Vye Joupa. The approximately 400 people of this community must walk 1 1/2 miles to a water hole and shallow stream where they attempt to get water “filtered” by river sand (see the photo above). Help us raise this money by making a generous, tax-deductible donation to Haiti Outreach using the donation button to the right! Designate it for World Water Day – the community of Vye Joupa. If we surpass this goal, we will “adopt” another community and conduct the training and drill a well to make clean water available and sustainable by the people themselves of that community!
Wine and Cheese Tasting for Community Wells in Haiti – April 4th
Sponsored by the Minneapolis Uptown Rotary Club
Join us - and bring your friends! It will be very fun evening on Friday, April 4 at 7:30 pm. The location is the Minikahda Country Club on Excelsior Blvd. in Minneapolis. This is a fundraiser for Haiti Outreach and our community development work that not only includes the wine and cheese tasting, but a silent auction and wine raffle too!
For the past several years, the Minneapolis Uptown Rotary Club has generously raised over $28,000 which has contributed to the construction of 2 public schools in Haiti and community water wells. CLICK HERE to find out the details and register today! The cost is only $50 per person. CLICK HERE for a flier to share with your friends and colleagues! Everyone is welcome!
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 sixteenth 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.