The community of Glasi Bourik is located in the Northern Department and has 281 people living there in 44 homes. This community used to get their dirty water from a cave called Yole. The closest clinic or hospital is 2 hours away in the town of Maissade, either on foot or by animal, so drinking contaminated water is very dangerous.
The main source of income is agriculture. The primary crops are sugar cane, manioc, maize, pigeon, peas and millet. Farmers raise cattle, horses, donkeys, goats, chickens, and turkeys.
People from Glasi Bourik began the Haiti Outreach community development program on August 26, 2013 and over the next several months, they attended 25 meetings which included activities like creating a water management committee, taking a census, doing a survey, establishing water management policies, identifying subscribers, hiring a water guardian and opening a bank savings account. The well was inaugurated on November 27, 2013.
Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the German Rotary Club of Aschaffenburg-Schonbusch, and the collaboration of local authorities/La Meri, DINEPA/TEPAC and the water management committee (CPE), the people of Glasi-Bourik can enjoy clean water right in their own community that they manage themselves!