We’ve done the research, and we’ve seen the results of instituting clean water projects in Haiti: investing in smart Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programs
Today, less than half of Haitians in rural areas have access to water, and an estimated 24% of Haitians living in rural communities have access to a toilet. Access to clean, fresh water is a main concern in Haiti, where waterborne illnesses, such as typhoid, cholera, and chronic diarrhea, are the cause of more than half of the deaths in the country every year. Contaminated water is also one of the leading causes of childhood illness and the very high infant death rate in Haiti (57 for every 1000 births) .
To address these challenges and help reduce poverty, Hope for Haiti implements a WASH program in 24 communities that focus on the following core activities.
Our Programs to improve WASH in Haiti:
Distribution and Training of Sawyer Filtration Systems
Hope for Haiti’s WASH staff work directly with community leaders to distribute and train families on the proper use and maintenance of Sawyer Filtration systems that can be used at the household level to filter up to 1 million gallons of water over a span of 10 years.
Increase Water Access
Hope for Haiti’s WASH staff work with partner communities to identify water access needs, and support leaders in meeting their needs through digging wells, building water catchment systems, and repairing existing water sources.
Hope for Haiti’s WASH staff help communities build critical public health infrastructure such as latrines and hand washing stations. Our Healthcare team collaborates with our clean water projects in Haiti staff and community members to introduce public health lessons that cover hand washing, basic hygiene, the prevention and treatment of water borne illnesses.
Make an impact
Support clean water projects in Haiti!
Provides 10 gallons of clean water a day for an individual for a year.
Provides one water filtration system to a family that will filter 1 million gallons.
Provides 1 Public health lesson for 300 students.
Build a well with submersible pump in a rural area.
Builds a gender specific latrines and handwashing stations for a school of 300 students.
Stories about Water
Impact in Action: Our Response to COVID-19
Last updated: 9/25/20 Our team took great care in using lessons learned from our response during the 2010 Earthquake, Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic, and Hurricane Matthew to plan our response to the economic, social, and health impacts of COVID-19. As always, we are fundamentally committed to adhering to the highest standards of transparency, accountability, and good […]Read More
Responding to COVID-19: Our Action Plan
Dear Hope for Haiti Family, We are thinking of you and your families, and I hope that all of you are staying safe and healthy during these challenging times. Today is World Health Day, and I would like to take this opportunity to share what the Hope for Haiti team is doing in the global fight […]Read More
The Five Things We Learned About Health And Hygiene in Haiti
Two Haitian Nurses Share the Five Things They’ve Learned About Health & Hygiene on Global Handwashing Day In celebration of Global Handwashing Day, we asked two Hope for Haiti Public Health Nurses to share the things they’ve learned while administering public health programs in southern Haiti. Dear Friends of Hope for Haiti: We write to […]Read More
December E-Gram: The Power of Hope in 2017
THANK YOU for an inspiring and impactful 2017! Your trust and support helped Hope for Haiti make a positive impact in the lives of more than 500,000 children, parents, and grandparents living in southern Haiti through investments in education, healthcare, infrastructure, water, and economy. I want to thank our loyal volunteers, donors, partners and friends […]Read More
November 2015- Clean Water
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