Hope for Haiti’s water program started in 2007 after noticing several challenges in our partner communities: access, quality and consistency. Many students in Hope for Haiti’s partner schools have to walk for hours to access clean water. Lacking access to water means many things, like poor sanitation, higher risk of illnesses, and for students, time spent away from attending school and studying for exams. Through Hope for Haiti’s Clean Water Program, the organization installs and maintains solar-powered Ultraviolet (U.V.) water purification systems and wells in community-accessible locations. Each clean water site is closely monitored and tested monthly by Hope for Haiti’s Haitian water technician. In conjunction with Hope for Haiti’s school-based Public Health Program, trained Community Health Workers (CHWs) educate over 2,400 students and their families on the importance of clean water, sanitation and hygiene. This approach ensures the development of healthy habits at the youngest age.