Water

In Haiti, people are often forced to wash with unsafe water.

In Haiti, people are often forced to wash with unsafe water.

Almost half of Haiti’s people lack access to improved drinking water¹. Many rely on polluted rivers for drinking, cooking, and washing, meaning people are constantly at risk for waterborne diseases like typhoid and cholera. Women and children often walk miles to fetch water. The situation in Bondeau was no different—until South Florida Haiti Project undertook a well-drilling project that will bring clean, potable water to the community.

Together with our partners, we are in the process of drilling a well so that the people of Bondeau can enjoy reliable, life-giving water. This well will also serve Kay Timoun (our children’s home), Bon Samaritan Episcopal School, and our guest house. We have sent experienced U.S.-based engineers and consulted local experts to determine the ideal location for the well, and drilling is expected to commence in the second half of 2016.

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¹https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ha.html