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!!