51 Community Wells Completed in 11 Months!
A New Record for Haiti Outreach!
We are pleased to announce a new all-time record of community managed wells created in one year by Haiti Outreach and the volunteer water management committees in 51 rural communities in Haiti! At the rate we are going, we hope to do 6 or more in addition in December! These are ALL community managed wells in rural Haiti, where local volunteers are elected and formed into a community water management committee, and then trained to create a system that will sustain the well for as many as 20 years. Once trained, the well gets drilled and completed. This also includes sanitation education and 2 years of monthly inspections!
Help us make an even greater record this year ! Make a tax deductible donation today, or check out how to adopt a well for which you and your family and friends can raise the funds. Help us create more of what you see in the photo below!
At this special time of giving and holiday celebrations, we invite you to forgo another gift that doesn’t make much difference, and Give the Gift of Life – clean, sustainably managed water! Just click on the donation button on the right. Make a difference for years to come! Donate in honor of your loved one, give us the address, and we will send them a special note about your donation in their honor.
Check Out The Great Story About Brett’s Well
Brett Schoppert is an 8th grade student at Breck School in Minneapolis, MN and has committed to raising the $15,000 needed to Adopt-a- Well in Haiti! Click Here to read all about it. This story is also a sub-tab on our Adopt-a-Well tab at the top of our web page. Tell your friends. Help Brett reach his goal by donating today! There is a great article on Brett and his well page 3 of the Hill and Lake Press that you can read by Clicking Here. There will be an open house fundraising event for Brett’s well on Saturday, Feb. 7th from 4 pm – 8 pm at 1600 Kenwood Parkway, Minneapolis. Save the date!
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THANK YOU!! Give-to-the-Max Day was a Success!
The people of Jasmen will get a clean water, community managed well!
Thursday, November 13th, was Give to the Max Day in Minnesota, when people all over the state make donations to their favorite charities. Over $18 million was raised state-wide. Our goal was to raise $15,000 for a community managed clean water well for the 209 people of Jasmen, Haiti, who now walk 1 1/2 miles one way to get contaminated river water in order to survive.
Because of the generosity of our donors, we hit the mark and more, raising over $17,000 for that community well!!
We are so grateful to everyone who donated in the past week for this cause. We started promoting Give to the Max Day and taking donations a week before this event, earmarking them for the Jasmen well. The generosity of our matching grant donor and everyone else who donated have made this clean water well, along with the community management and sanitation training, a reality. On behalf of the people of Jasmen, and Haiti Outreach, we thank you so much!
Would You, Your School, Church or Organization Be Interested in Saving Lives? – – 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!
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.