Douya Solennel is a dynamic 23-year-old woman who resides in the northeastern department of Haiti, in the commune of Pignon. Her community in Bohoc received a water well from Haiti Outreach, and since its beginning, she has participated in the Community Water Point Leadership Committee.
Having grown up in Bohoc, where she played with her friends and attended both primary and secondary school, she has experienced firsthand the joys and challenges of life in rural Haiti. The daughter of an animal breeder and a trader, she often accompanies her parents to the market when they are not cultivating the land. She has a strong passion for agricultural development. Her dream is to study agronomy at a university in Port-au-Prince and hopes her family will have the means to support this dream. “I know that my parents don’t have much savings, but I remain confident that they can help me with my university studies so that I can help my community and my country to reduce food insecurity, improve management, agriculture and revive national production,” she says.
Driven by a tenacious intellectual passion and by the impetuous desire to do what she thinks she was born to do – “defend the weakest and the most deprived” – Douya Solennel also hopes to obtain a law degree one day. She expressed “Agronomy is very close to my heart, but I also want to defend my loved ones, my community and those in need because I always want to stand up for the most vulnerable. ”
As the guardian of her community’s water well, Douya takes her responsibilities very seriously. Thanks to her leadership and organizational skills, the Bohoc water well remains clean and will serve the community for years to come.