Combining our years of WASH experience with our new water point mapping data, Haiti Outreach has developed a strategic plan to more efficiently and effectively increase sustainable access to potable water in the next five years, striving towards 100% accessibility.
With the vision that every person in Haiti have access to potable water and proper sanitation, the goals of this plan are:
- Complete the mapping and classification of all water points in the entire country.
- Utilize the maps and the demonstrated effectiveness of the Haiti Outreach model to target select communes.
- Strategically provide community managed clean water solutions wherever reasonably possible for at least 90% of the population in each commune within 500 meters of all houses. Conduct sanitation and hygiene education so that at least 90% of all households have latrines.
- Demonstrate a successful strategy to DINEPA and other NGO’s that will be used by them to move Haiti toward 100% access to potable water beyond just the activities of Haiti Outreach.
Strategic Action Plan
WATER POINT MAPPING OF ENTIRE COUNTRY
Seven departments in Haiti remain to be mapped. The successful process that Haiti Outreach undertook to map the three departments in Haiti and the island of La Gonave, obtain groundwater potential maps of the areas, and show all the houses and buildings would be repeated to complete mapping of the entire country. If executed at the same pace as the 2016 mapping project, this mapping expansion would take about two years to complete.
SIX COMMUNES WORKING TOWARDS 100% ACCESS
A preliminary selection of the communes where we will carry out our strategy has been made. The selected communes are Capotille, Ft. Liberty, Ouanaminthe, and Trou du Nord in the Northeast Department, Pignon in the North Department, and Thomonde in the Centre Department. Through boreholes, water system repair and water system creation, along with the management training for sustainability, Haiti Outreach will work to bring nearly 100% of the homes in these communes to within 500 meters of sustainable clean water access.