International Action

International Action collaborates with partner groups and local communities in Haiti to build up local capacities in water resource management; raise the public's awareness of water-related health issues; advocate for water-related policies and development priorities that ensure equitable and affordable access to clean water for all; and support community-based water purification and distribution projects. We have also been involved with rural water projects in Honduras and China.
Nov 8, 2013

How Did Safe Water Lead to More Teachers?

School girl drinking clean water
School girl drinking clean water

Ten thousand people call Mont Jolly home. Clean water is available to them seven days a week because they have an International Action chlorinator. There is a small fee to buy water from the community tank, but even people from outside the neighborhood are willing to pay it because they know the water is safe. Since the installation of the chlorinator, water sales have doubled, accordingto community president Billy Osbene. Income from water sales now funds education for the children of Mont Jolly.

Although most people in Haiti live on less than $600 a year, the vast majority of schools are private. Usually, families pay dearly for their children to go to school, or teachers work as volunteers. The central government is trying to increase free public education, but the people of Mont Jolly decided to do it on their own. With funds from water sales, they hired eight school teachers. Children, many from the community’s poorest families, go to school for free in Mont Jolly.

The chlorinator brought clean water to Mont Jolly. Clean water brought public revenue. Public revenue paid teachers’ salaries, and made education attainable at last. And that’s how safe water led to more teachers!

Sep 5, 2013

200,000 more children to benefit from International Action's deworming program.

We have identified over 200,000 children at clinics and schools in the areas we serve who desperately need albendazole (deworming medication) to rid and then protect them from intestinal worms. Since 2008 we have provided deworming medication to over 1.5 million children. Most of the kids we will help this year are in rural towns and villages. Below is our distribution plan for 2013.

 

Partners                                       Albendazole doses provided (deworming medication) 

Hopital Eben-Ezer                       10000.00

Klinik Sen Franswa                      7000.00

 HHF                                                25000.00

ASAD                                               5000.00

Samaritan’s Purse Clinics         167000.00

Daugther  of Wisdom                   25000.00

St Boniface                                     50000.00

NPFS                                               5000.00

Izai Jeanty                                       2000.00

FHED                                               2000.00

Hopital Espoir                                2000.00

                                    Total             200,000.00

 

Thank you for your continued support, it goes a long way. Just $1 protects 32 children from intestinal worms for an entire year. 

 

Best regards,

The International Action Team

Sep 5, 2013

International Action and Voice of Haiti to become one -- together helping over 300,000 every day

International Action and Vwa Ayiti (Voice of Haiti) are pleased to announce our merger this upcoming January! 

Our organizations have been operating in Haiti since 2006 and collaborating since 2010, creating a great deal of synergy in both technological development and project management. International Action provides municipal water treatment to urban neighborhoods in Port-au-Prince and surrounding regions, while Voice of Haiti provides treatment in underserved rural communities. 

It is our common belief that access to clean water ensures a solid foundation for good health – the key to community development – empowering both families and individuals.  Combined, we have provided clean water to 975,000 people!  We will keep you informed as the merger approaches and ask for your continued support.

Together we will become stronger, more efficient, and better positioned to fulfill our common goal of providing clean water to over 1 million people in 2014!  

 

Best Regards,

The International Action Team

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