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We cannot build a healthy and economically stable Grand-Bois without clean water. Access to clean water prevents the spread of disease, decreases mortality and improves economic conditions.

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.

operational Wells

Home System Assessments

“Sonje lapli ki leve mayiou.”

Remember the rain that made your corn grow.
– Haitian Proverb

Well Drilling

Our well drilling program started in 2008, with a well located at the St. Vincent de Paul Health Center to provide patients and staff with clean water for drinking, cooking and sanitation. On average, a 1,000 residents a day visit this well, many traveling for hours on foot to carry heavy buckets back home. In response to this need and guided by the belief that every human being deserves clean water, ServeHAITI undertook and successfully executed an unprecedented campaign to build five additional wells throughout the region.

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.

Aquatabs Distributed

Bucket Systems

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.

ServeHAITI Gift of Water Technicians
With this well, it makes the trip shorter and I make several trips a day. It has served the entire community and everyone has benefitted from it.
– Grand-Bois Resident

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.