Story from Neil Van Dine, Country Director
Yesterday we inaugurated the well in the village of GABO! This was our last community well inaugurated in 2014, making an all-time Haiti Outreach RECORD of 55 wells for one year! This was an Adopt-a-Well sponsored by the Forest Hills Presbyterian Church of Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
After a number of truck issues and mechanical problems, we got the drilling rig to the village. When drilling finally got started, the first borehole was dry and it seemed like we might never get water…Then the team moved to a second location and was able to find good water at 97 feet!
Stats on Gabo:
241 people (37 men, 43 women, 87 boys, 74 girls)
88% houses with latrines.
The inauguration was lots of fun with many happy folks attending!
The treasurer of the committee said when Haiti Outreach installed and tested the handpump 2 days ago, he just sat there drinking fresh water out of the well!
The kids were so grateful, they made this hand made sign in their best English. “Thank you Haiti Outreach for this good wather (water) you give us. I weach (wish) you good work!” That truly says it all and makes this work so worthwhile. With gratitude to the Forest Hills Church, the Haiti Outreach staff, and the leaders of this community, they now have a community managed clean water well for years to come!