Restore Public Water Supply for 400,000 Haitians

 
$11,106
$76,145
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Summary

We're rebuilding Port-au-Prince's public water system, which was destroyed by January 2010's devastating quake. Our first aim is to provide clean water to 400,000 Haitians, as we did before the quake.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Haiti's January 2010 earthquake destroyed or damaged 87 out of Port-au-Prince’s 100 public water stations. The public water system was the only source of clean, potable water for many Haitians. We will restore the system with chlorination technology to supply safe, clean water to 400,000 Haitians. Currently, less than half of the earthquake survivors in the capital are having their basic water needs met, and many organizations providing water relief after the quake are leaving the country.

How will this project solve this problem?

Our use of inexpensive, simple, and innovative chlorination technology and chlorine tablets on public water tanks safely disinfects water and prevents intestinal illnesses, improving health for 400,000 people in Port-au-Prince.

Potential Long Term Impact

Managed by 1,000 water board members, our 100 chlorination stations improve community health and well-being by providing a reliable and safe water supply for 400,000 people. Time and resources once lost to disease are now used for social growth.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

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Project Leader

Lindsay Mattison

Washington , DC United States

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