Wilson Garconvil is a 30 year old young man who lives in the locality of Ba Leroux. He is married and has 2 sons, ages 5 and 3. His demeanor exudes wisdom and honesty, and these qualities have led him to be highly respected by the members of his community. He serves as a teacher at a nearby school and is also the secretary for the well that his community inaugurated in December of 2020.
Prior to the inauguration of the well he shared, “My wife and I used to fetch water from a dug well at a neighbor’s house because the wells in the community were broken.” Gathering water from another neighbor was not without issues. The water was not clean and caused his wife to become very ill. The medical costs and time she had to spend in the hospital to heal from the infection were very costly.
Wilson shared of the day he learned about Haiti Outreach, “One day I passed by a local town called Lagon, and saw a beautiful well in the community where people were getting water.” Intrigued, he inquired about how they got this nice looking well and how his community could have one too. He was overjoyed to learn about this organization that could help him bring clean water to his family and community and he wasted no time in meeting with his community to initiate the process. He worked with his neighbors to form a committee and draft a request letter to send to Haiti Outreach.
The community of Ba Leroux developed their plan to manage their well and were delighted to celebrate the inauguration of their well on December 14th, 2020. Wilson is grateful that his wife and children can drink water without risks of illness and now that his water source is closer to home, he can spend more time preparing lessons for his students as well!