Haiti Outreach announces 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 money 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. Click Here to see some of the communities on this list, including photos of their current water source.
Once the funds are raised and donated to Haiti Outreach, we would begin the process of engaging the people of that community and train a volunteer water management committee. When they have been sufficiently trained, the well will be drilled and completed with a ceremonial inauguration. While that process is underway, we would keep the sponsors informed as to the progress of the well management training and drilling.
Our current capacity in Haiti is to drill wells and train community leadership to maintain 50 wells a year. That would impact 18,000 – 20,000 people every year! But in order to do this, we need to raise the money to maximize our capacity. Each well costs $15,000, so that would be the sponsor’s goal. Of course, if the sponsoring group could raise funds for more than one well, that would be great! If the sponsor can only raise half that much, we will do our best to find another group that would match them in order to reach the goal.
If the sponsoring group wanted to travel to Haiti during this process to visit the community, or to attend the well inauguration, we would do our best to facilitate that as part of a trip to see Haiti and other community development projects of Haiti Outreach.
Here is a very specific and concrete way YOU can make the difference in the lives of hundreds of people in one of the poorest countries in the world, not only for today, but for years to come as they maintain their well. Become a sponsor, Adopt-a-Well, and literally save lives with clean water and sanitation education. Call us today at 612-929-1122 or email [email protected] and begin your fundraising campaign tomorrow!