We Did It! Thank You For Your Great “Give To The Max Day” Support!
Our initiative for Give to the Max Day was One Community – One Well – One Day. We raised $15,000 – our goal for bringing clean water and community well management and sanitation training to the people of “Baran”.
This is a community of 310 people in the Centrale Departement. The nearest water source is a stream called “Ti Bran Nef”, about 2 miles away from this community. That means mostly women and children, like the little girl pictured here, walk this far, every day, carrying 40 lb. buckets of contaminated water from the stream to their homes, just to have their daily water needs met. The average family has 5 people, so you can imagine how far 5 gallons of water can go. It means that doing this multiple times a day is necessary, each and every day.
Thank you for changing the lives of the people in this community forever! With the funds raised for this community well, we will spend months training a local water management committee to make sure that they are able to maintain the well after it is drilled. In addition, we will do the drilling, build a protective concrete block housing around it, and provide 2 years of inspections to make sure it is being properly maintained.
The people of Baran, and all of us at Haiti Outreach, say THANK YOU!!
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.