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Underinvestment in water and sanitation infrastructure, combined with natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes, has resulted in Haiti having the lowest rates of access to clean water in the western hemisphere. For the residents of Grand-Bois, this can mean sourcing water for drinking and cooking from rivers and lakes polluted with sewage, or walking all day to fill a bucket from a remote water source.
Access to clean water is a human right. With the support of our generous donors, ServeHAITI has made remarkable strides to provide accessible and sustainable clean water to one of Haiti’s most remote regions.
Home System Assessments
“Sonje lapli ki leve mayiou.”
– Haitian Proverb
Our wells serve thousands of families in Grand-Bois, but there are still many areas that lack clean water. The biggest challenge to building additional wells at this time is the poor condition of the main road through Grand-Bois. The road is unpaved, narrow and frequently obstructed, making it almost impossible to transport a drilling rig. However, after 20 years in Haiti, we know how to work alongside the community to solve difficult challenges. With your support, ServeHAITI will continue to partner with the community of Grand-Bois to overcome these obstacles and bring fresh water to the region.
Bucket Repairs Made
Gift of Water Filtration Systems
With many families living too far from wells to access clean water, ServeHAITI launched a partnership with Gift of Water to distribute point-of-use water filtration buckets to thousands of Grand-Bois residents.
These portable, 2-bucket filtration systems incorporate chlorination to disinfect and a physical filtration step that removes particles to provide five gallons of drinkable water. The buckets are distributed by 17 ServeHAITI Water Technicians who monitor water quality and teach residents how to properly use the system. To date, more than 5,400 systems have been distributed to provide sanitary water to an estimated 45,000 people.
You can help the people of Grand-Bois access clean water today
How You Can Help
Digging wells and distributing filtration systems in one of the most remote areas of Haiti is a monumental task but your financial support makes it possible. We believe access to water is a human right and we won’t stop until every resident of Grand-Bois has access to this fundamental need. A small donation of just $30 can help a family secure the means for fresh, clean water.
No matter where you are in the world, you can help make Grand-Bois a thriving, sustainable and healthy community. Please stand in solidarity with us today!
ServeHAITI is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible.